UK

Baby boy dies after being thrown into river from bridge

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MERCURY PRESS. Greater Manchester, UK. 11.9.19. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene of a bridge over the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester this evening. A child is in a critical condition after having been rescued from the River Irwell in Radcliffe this afternoon. Shortly before 4.25pm today (Weds), police were called to reports that a child was in the River Irwell. Emergency services attended and with the support of the police helicopter the child was retrieved and taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.
The child, who was nearly 12 months outdated, died after being thrown into the river (Picture: James Speakman/Mercury Press)

A homicide investigation has been launched following the dying of a child boy who was thrown into a river.

Emergency providers had been referred to as to the River Irwell in Greater Manchester shortly earlier than 4.25pm on Wednesday, following studies that an toddler had been thrown into the water.

The toddler, who was nearly 12 months outdated, had been thrown from the highest of a bridge.

He was rapidly rushed to hospital however regardless of greatest efforts to save lots of him, the younger boy died a short while later.

A person, 22, has been arrested on suspicion of homicide and stays in custody for questioning, stated Greater Manchester Police.

Officers are interesting for info from witnesses, as the world stays cordoned off whereas enquiries proceed.

Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels stated: ‘This is an extremely tragic incident that has led to an harmless child boy dropping his life and we’re doing every part we will to help his household at this unimaginably devastating time.

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MERCURY PRESS. Greater Manchester, UK. 11.9.19. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene of a bridge over the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester this evening. A child is in a critical condition after having been rescued from the River Irwell in Radcliffe this afternoon. Shortly before 4.25pm today (Weds), police were called to reports that a child was in the River Irwell. Emergency services attended and with the support of the police helicopter the child was retrieved and taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.
A homicide probe has been launched (Picture: James Speakman/Mercury Press)

‘I do know his loss can be felt by your entire group and our ideas are very a lot along with his family members this night.

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‘A homicide investigation is underway and we’re working arduous to piece collectively the circumstances that led to the child boy ending up within the water.

‘Whilst we have a man in custody, our investigation is ongoing and I’d urge any witnesses or anybody with any info to get in contact as quickly as attainable in order that we will discover out what occurred to him.’

Anyone with info is urged to contact police on 0161 856 8797 or 101 quoting incident quantity 1930, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This is a breaking information story, extra to observe.

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