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Baby ‘thrown’ into river dies as man, 22, arrested on suspicion of murder

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An “innocent baby boy” has died after allegedly being thrown into a river in Greater Manchester.

Police have described the incident as “incredibly tragic” as they confirmed a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody for questioning tonight and was reportedly detained at a nearby pub, which has since been closed.

Officers were called to the River Irwell in Radcliffe just before 4.25pm earlier today to reports of a child in the water.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, along with the police helicopter.

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The baby was retrieved from the water by emergency services


A murder investigation has been launched

The baby boy – believed to be almost 12-months old – was retrieved and taken to hospital.

But he sadly died a short time later, despite the best efforts of paramedics and specialist doctors.

A murder investigation has now been launched and detectives are urging any witnesses to get in touch as a “matter of urgency”.



Police have described it as an “incredibly tragic incident”


Police at the scene

Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident that has led to an innocent baby boy losing his life and we are doing everything we can to support his family at this unimaginably devastating time.

“I know his loss will be felt by the entire community and our thoughts are very much with his loved ones this evening.



Police are “working hard to piece together the circumstances that led to the baby boy ending up in the water”



The incident unfolded shortly before 5pm

“A murder investigation is underway and we are working hard to piece together the circumstances that led to the baby boy ending up in the water.

“Whilst we have a man in custody, our investigation is ongoing and I’d urge any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible so that we can find out what happened to him.”



A nearby pub has also been closed



Blackburn Street in Radcliffe

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Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8797 or 101 quoting incident number 1930 of 11/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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