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Murder arrest over baby 'multiple injuries' death in Rochdale

An eight-month-old baby from Rochdale has died after being taken to hospital suffering from multiple injuries.

Emergency services were called to a property in the Spotland area at about 09:30 BST on Tuesday after reports of concern for his welfare.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and of causing or allowing the death of a child.

A 24-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child.

'Deeply distressing'

The pair remain in custody.

The boy was admitted to hospital on Tuesday but died two days later.

Det Ch Insp Jamie Daniels, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "This is a deeply distressing investigation involving a small child.

"Our thoughts at this time are with the family, friends and all others within the local community who may be affected by this incident."

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