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Murder investigation launched after Wigan baby death

The following article was taken from the Greater Manchester Police website. The original article can be read at the following link:


Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a baby died in Wigan.

At around 2pm on Thursday 28 February 2019 police were called by medical staff who informed officers a one-year-old child was being taken to hospital with head injuries.

Despite the best efforts of hospital staff the baby girl sadly passed away yesterday (Friday 1 March 2019).

A 32-year-old man remains in custody on suspicion of murder. He will continue to be questioned over the coming hours.

Searches and forensic work continue at a property on Fleming Court in the Shevington area of Wigan as part of enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “All murder investigations are understandably upsetting but when it involves a child as young as this it’s particularly distressing for everyone involved.

“This tragic case will no doubt have an impact on all those who knew her as well as the wider community and my heart goes out to those who loved this little girl.

“We are currently trying to build a picture of what has happened in the lead up to this little girl’s death and how she has come to sustain her injuries.

“Specially trained officers continue to offer their support to loved ones at this terrible time.

“While this investigation progresses we’d encourage anyone who might have information about this death to please contact us.”

Information can be passed on to police by calling 0161 856 9171 quoting reference number 1109 of 28/02/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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