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Manchester police launch murder investigation after body of toddler found in home

“I know the community will be horrified and saddened to hear this tragic news this morning,” Superintendent Worth said.

Beaford Road
Beaford Road
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GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the body of a toddler was found at a house last night.

Just after midnight, police were called to an address at Beaford Road in Wythenshawe after reports of a domestic incident.

When they arrived, a man and a woman had left the house and gone to hospital. Inside, the body of a young boy was found.

The woman is being treated for serious injuries in hospital.

Superintendent Denise Worth said: “I know the community will be horrified and saddened to hear this tragic news this morning, and our thoughts at this time are with the family, friends and all others within the local community who may be affected by this incident.

I want to offer my assurances that we have launched a full murder investigation and have a team of detectives working to establish exactly what led to this young boy’s death. Although we have made an arrest, the investigation is at the early stages and I would urge people not to speculate on this deeply distressing incident.

Manchester Evening News reports that police had attended an incident at the same house on Friday night. This was confirmed by Greater Manchester Police, who said that the incident will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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