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Man, 22, arrested on suspicion of murder after baby boy pulled from river in Manchester dies

A baby boy who was pulled from the River Irwell in Radcliffe this afternoon has died in hospital, Greater Manchester Police has stated.

Officers stated a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in custody for questioning.

Police have been known as to experiences {that a} little one was in the River Irwell in Radcliffe shortly earlier than 4.25pm on Wednesday.

The little one, believed to be nearly 12-months-old, was rescued after emergency companies attended the scene and was taken to hospital the place he was initially in a essential situation.

A police cordon is in place in Blackburn Street surrounding a city centre bridge and a murder investigation has been launched.

Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels stated: “This is an extremely tragic incident that has led to an harmless baby boy dropping his life and we’re doing all the pieces we are able to to help his household at this unimaginably devastating time.

“I do know his loss will likely be felt by all the neighborhood and our ideas are very a lot together with his family members this night.

“A murder investigation is underway and we’re working onerous to piece collectively the circumstances that led to the baby boy ending up in the water.

“Whilst we now have a person in custody, our investigation is ongoing and I’d urge any witnesses or anybody with any info to get in contact as quickly as potential in order that we are able to discover out what occurred to him.”

Anyone with info ought to name police on 0161 856 8797. 

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