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Recap: Community shocked by death of 11-month-old baby boy thrown into river

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Recap: Community shocked by death of 11-month-old baby boy

By Brad Marshall

Last updated:

    - An 11-month-old baby boy has died after being thrown into the River Irwell
  • - A murder investigation is underway and 22-year-old man is in custody
  • - Emergency services were scrambled to the scene, off Blackburn Road, just after 4.30pm yesterday
  • - Baby was pulled from the river and given specialist treatment but died a short time later
  • - Detectives are urging any witnesses to get in touch “as a matter of urgency”
  • - 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.
  • - They also believe the incident may have been captured on video.
  • Witnesses with photographs or videos are asked to sent them to a GMP Dropbox at scd.cctv@gmp.police.

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