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Wythenshawe boy, 1, died from multiple stab wounds

[P]olice are continuing to investigate the murder of a boy in Wythenshawe.

At about 12.05am on Sunday 27 August 2017, police were called to Beaford Road to a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival they discovered that a man and woman had left the address and gone to hospital.

When officers entered the property they found the body of a one-year-old boy.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in hospital for treatment.

A 31-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the murder has been released without charge.

Formal identification has taken place and the boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers. A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded the boy died from multiple stab wounds.

Detective Inspector Carl Jones of the Major Incident Team said: “This is a truly distressing investigation and we are doing everything we can to find out exactly what has happened.

“The family wish for their privacy to be respected at this time and I’d ask that people do not speculate around the boy’s identity to allow them to grieve and come to terms with this tragedy.

“We have one person under arrest but need those who have not yet passed on information to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP on 0161 856 9283, 101 quoting incident number 14 of 27 August 2017, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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