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Rio Smedley: Man charged with Bolton toddler's murder

Rio Smedley
Image caption Rio Smedley was taken to hospital from his house in Cheriton Drive

A man has been charged with murdering a two-year-old boy in Greater Manchester.

Rio Smedley was taken to hospital from his home in Cheriton Drive, Breightmet, Bolton, on Sunday afternoon and died of a severe abdominal injury.

Daniel Rigby, of Somerset Avenue, Tyldesley, Wigan, has been charged with his murder.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the 22-year-old was due to appear before Bolton Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Police had been called to the house at about 17:45 BST following reports the toddler had gone into cardiac arrest.

He was rushed to the Royal Bolton Hospital but later died.

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