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Zakari Bennett-Eko: Man accused of baby son’s river murder

Zakari William Bennett-EkoImage copyright FAMILY HANDOUT
Image caption Zakari William Bennett-Eko died after being pulled out of the River Irwell in Radcliffe

A father charged with the murder of his baby son, who was pulled out of a river, has appeared in court docket.

Zak Eko, 22, is accused of killing his 11-month-old son Zakari William Bennett-Eko within the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Mr Eko briefly appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court the place he confirmed his title and date of beginning.

Emergency crews workers pulled son Zak from the water on Wednesday, however he later died in hospital.

Mr Eko is because of seem at Manchester Crown Court on Monday.

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Image caption Mourners have lined a bridge over the river with flowers

Flowers have been left on a bridge throughout the river in Radcliffe, whereas Zakari’s kin have paid tribute to him.

The boy’s grandfather left a card that learn: “To my beautiful grandson. We love you so much RIP.”

In an emotional Facebook submit, his mom Emma Blood described her son as her “whole world and so much more”.

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