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Murder investigation after two week old baby dies

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Police have launched a murder investigation after two week old baby dies. The man who has been arrested on suspicion of the murder has already been released on police bail.

Police officers were called to a report from hospital following the concern for a baby before 6.30pm on Friday 8th January 2021.

The hospital has concerns that the baby who is a two week-old baby girl with the suspicion she had been subjected to some level of abuse.

Sadly on Monday 11th January 2020, the baby girl who cannot currently be name for legal reasons sadly passed away.

Greater Manchester Police have now arrested a man aged 24 on suspicion of murder, but he has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

An investigation is ongoing and a scene is expected to remain in place at an address in Heywood for the coming days.

A post-mortem is due to take place this week.

Detective Chief Inspector Carl Jones, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is a desperately sad incident where a baby girl has lost her life and we are doing what we can to support her loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our investigation is ongoing; as always, we are keeping an open mind and have specialist officers working at the scene and on the investigation to establish the full facts of this case.

“This is a heart-breaking time and we ask the public to refrain from speculation and respect the family’s privacy at this time.

“Anyone with information should do the right thing and contact us with information so we can continue to try and ascertain the circumstances behind this tragedy.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3400 quoting incident 1896 of 08/01/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news.

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