Man arrested on suspicion of murder after one-year-old girl dies in Greater Manchester

18 October 2019, 17:42 | Updated: 24 October 2019, 11:06

Police were called to a home in Cross Lane, Radcliffe, on Wednesday afternoon
Police were called to a home in Cross Lane, Radcliffe, on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: PA

By Megan White

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a one-year-old girl died in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to a home in Cross Lane, Radcliffe, on Wednesday afternoon to reports of an injured child.

She was rushed to hospital for treatment but died shortly after.

Superintendent Chris Bridge of Greater Manchester Police's Wigan District said: "This is a truly devastating incident that has led to a one-year-old girl losing her life.

“Specially trained police officers are with the family and are doing everything they can to support them through this dreadful time.

"A 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have now been arrested and we are working hard to understand what course of events led to the death of an innocent baby girl."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 8121 or 101 quoting incident number 1569 of 16/10/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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