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A 22-year-old man has been arrested for murder after he has thrown a 12-month-old boy off a bridge and until his death

Man, 22, kills baby boy by throwing him off a bridge in Manchester before he & # 39; to the pub & # 39; goes and is arrested later

  • The boy was rescued from the Irwell River, Greater Manchester, by firefighters
  • According to the police statement, the child was taken to the hospital where he died
  • A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody
  • The arrested 22-year-old man is believed to be the father of the baby
  • Witnesses said that after the incident, he sat down at the Lock Keeper pub to order a drink
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A 22-year-old man was arrested for murder after witnesses saw a 12-month-old boy thrown from a bridge to his death.

The child was rescued by firefighters with the help of a police helicopter after it was found in the Irwell River, in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.

The baby received first aid on the spot before being taken to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the Greater Manchester police.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested for murder after he has thrown a 12-month-old boy off a bridge and until his death

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A 22-year-old man has been arrested for murder after he has thrown a 12-month-old boy off a bridge and until his death

Police arrested a 22-year-old man in the nearby Lock Keeper pub on suspicion of murder shortly before 4.25 pm.

The man, presumably the father, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the police say investigations are underway.

A bartender who worked in the pub said: & He came in and asked for a drink, but said he had no money.

The man, presumably the father, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the police say investigations are underway

The man, presumably the father, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the police say investigations are underway

The man, presumably the father, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the police say investigations are underway

A bartender who worked in the pub said: & He came in and asked for a drink, but said he had no money.

A bartender who worked in the pub said: & He came in and asked for a drink, but said he had no money.

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A bartender who worked in the pub said: & He came in and asked for a drink, but said he had no money.

& # 39; She said it was all right because people do that and a lot of people came to shout that there was a baby in the river.

& # 39; He sat there and stared, he didn't move, so the police were called and he just told a customer that he had thrown his baby into the river. & # 39;

Anastasia Ward, who lives next to the bridge, said: & I saw the mother walk by with the baby around noon. Around 4.25 am there were helicopters, more police than I have ever seen and crowds of people on the bridge. & # 39;

The Greater Manchester police said Wednesday that it was on the scene shortly before 4.25 pm

The Greater Manchester police said Wednesday that it was on the scene shortly before 4.25 pm

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The Greater Manchester police said Wednesday that it was on the scene shortly before 4.25 pm

The boy was thrown from the Blackburn Street bridge into the Irwell River in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

The boy was thrown from the Blackburn Street bridge into the Irwell River in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

The boy was thrown from the Blackburn Street bridge into the Irwell River in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

Detective inspector Jamie Daniels from Greater Manchester police said: & # 39; This is an incredibly tragic incident that has resulted in an innocent baby boy losing his life and we are doing everything we can to support his family in this incredibly devastating time.

& # 39; I know his loss will be felt throughout the community and our thoughts are very much with his loved ones tonight.

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& # 39; A murder investigation is underway and we are working hard to keep together the circumstances that led the baby to end up in the water.

The boy received first aid on the spot before being rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead

The boy received first aid on the spot before being rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead

The boy received first aid on the spot before being rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead

Greater Manchester Police still closed the area from 9.55pm

Greater Manchester Police still closed the area from 9.55pm

Greater Manchester Police still closed the area from 9.55pm

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Members of the Radcliffe community have responded to social media and expressed their shock about the incident.

A user commented: & # 39; Absolutely horrible beyond understanding. Worked in Radcliffe, know the area but this is just so terrible. & # 39;

Another said: & # 39; Heartbreaking how this can ever be explained as a domestic incident is beyond me. Rest in peace man. & # 39;

While one was added:

A social media user said on Facebook that a candlelight vigil was being prepared tomorrow at the bridge where the incident took place.

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