A MURDER investigation was launched after a 10-month-old baby died in Farnworth.

Aiman Abbas Toor died in hospital after an ambulance was called to Crompton Street shortly after 5.30pm on Friday to reports of an unresponsive baby.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and has since been released on bail.

The girl was named in a leaflet posted through nearby letterboxes by police.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wilkinson, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “First and foremost I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family of this little girl, who are being supported at this incredibly difficult time by specially trained officers.

“The investigation team is determined to understand how and why this little girl died.

“We will be continuing with enquiries throughout the days and weeks ahead and I would encourage anyone who has information to please contact police.”

Devastated neighbours left flowers and messages for the baby girl.

One note attached to a pink teddy bear read: “Blessed be little angel from Mistress Ziggy and the white witch of Farnworth.”

Another attached to a bouquet of flowers left by a neighbour said: “RIP Sweetheart! Shine Bright!”

Residents of the street said that there were two women and a man living in the house with the baby girl.

They are said to have moved in roughly five months ago and “kept themselves to themselves”.

Some neighbours have given statements to the police to assist with the investigation, which is in its very early stages.

A Home Office post mortem examination was due to take place on Saturday but the findings have not been made public.

Anybody with information on Aiman’s death should contact police on 0161 856 9908, quoting incident number 2544 of 01/11/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.