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Police reassure local community after baby's death in Oldham

Police are continuing to question two men and a woman arrested after the death of a seven-week-old baby boy from severe head injuries.

Greater Manchester Police said they were not in a position to name the baby, who lived in the Clarksfield area of Oldham.

The 23-year-old woman, thought to be the child's mother, and a 35-year-old man originally arrested on suspicion of assault were rearrested on suspicion of murder and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

A 26-year-old man is also under arrest on suspicion of murder and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

"This is a tragic case in which a very young baby has lost his life and we are determined to find out exactly what the circumstances were that led to him suffering such injuries.

"News of the death of such a little boy will no doubt come as a great shock to people and I would like to try to reassure the community that we have a team of detectives dedicated to working on this investigation, and they will today be interviewing the three people in our custody.

– Detective Inspector Andy Cunliffe from Greater Manchester Police

Police given more time to question three people over baby's death

Detectives have been given more time to question three people on suspicion of murdering a seven week old baby boy.

A warrant for further detention was granted at 6.30pm last night giving police a further 30 hours to question two men and a woman from Oldham, whose believed to be the baby's mother.

A post mortem examination revealed the baby died of severe head injuries.

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