Four-year-old girl found dead in Bury 'was stabbed'

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Chloe Burke was found dead at her home in Lea Mount Drive

A four-year-old girl who was found dead at her house in Greater Manchester had been stabbed, police have said.

Chloe Burke was found dead in a bedroom of the house on Lea Mount Drive, Bury, by police on Thursday.

Her mother, Dawn Makin, 33, was found unconscious beside her with slash wounds to her wrists. She remains critically ill in hospital.

The results of a post-mortem examination showed Chloe died from multiple stab wounds.

Detectives have said they are not seeking anyone else over the death.

Det Ch Insp Joanne Rawlinson, from the Major Incident Team, said: "We are continuing to look into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding this incident but I want to stress we are not looking for anyone else in connection with what has happened.

"This is a very tragic case that has resulted in a young girl losing her life and our thoughts remain with Chloe's family, who are understandably very upset by what has happened."

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