A person has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his 11-month-old son by throwing him into a river.
Zak Eko, 22, is accused of of throwing Zakari William Bennett-Eko into the water in his moses basket after going out to purchase milk.
Emergency companies have been referred to as to the River Irwell, in Radcliffe, earlier than 4.25pm, following stories that an toddler had been thrown from a bridge.
The baby boy was then retrieved from the water in a essential situation, however died hours later.
Eko was arrested by police as he sat with different clients within the close by Lock Keeper pub, it was reported.
Witnesses declare the dad wandered into the pub moments after the boy fell into the water, ordered a drink, sat down and ‘stared’, MailOnline stated.
Today Zakari’s mum Emma Blood, 22, posted an emotional tribute to her baby, writing that she didn’t know he’d died till she acquired to the hospital.
She stated: ‘I lost my baby today. I love my little boy and did everything for him. I didn’t know my youngster was useless till I acquired to A&E.
‘We sat with him for hours, we held him, we kissed him and then I left. Let me grieve for my child, my whole world and so much more. I am alive, although I wish I was dead.’
Eko will seem in court docket tomorrow, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.
Officers are nonetheless interesting for data from witnesses and the realm surrounding the river stays cordoned off whereas enquiries proceed.
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 will to assist his household at this unimaginably devastating time.
‘I do know his loss will likely be felt by all the group and our ideas are very a lot with his family members this night.
‘A murder investigation is underway and we’re working arduous to piece collectively the circumstances that led to the baby 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 data to get in contact as quickly as doable in order that we will discover out what occurred to him.’