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Police had visited house where toddler was found murdered

Police were called to a previous domestic incident two days ago, at the home where a toddler was found murdered.

The body of the boy, who has not yet been formally identified, was found in the early hours of today when officers went to a semi-detached house in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Officers had responded to a report of domestic disturbance and it has emerged that police went to the address in Beaford Road on Friday after a similar incident.

Superintendent John-Paul Ruffle speaking to reporters Credit: Ann O'Connor

A 31-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder while police are waiting to speak to a woman who is in a serious condition in hospital.

Both the man and woman had left the property to go to hospital by the time police arrived at the quiet residential area.

Superintendent John-Paul Ruffle, of Greater Manchester Police, said the investigation was at an "early stage" and he could not disclose many details of the case, including the age of the victim - although he described him as a young toddler - and the nature of the injuries.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later.

"We have had one previous domestic incident reported on August 25 and that investigation was still ongoing.

"A self-referral will be made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)."

– Superintendent John-Paul Ruffle, of Greater Manchester Police

Murdered child was 'toddler boy'

Police are giving more details about their investigation after the body a child was found at a house in Wythenshawe.

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Murder investigation launched after death of young boy in Wythenshawe

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a young boy was found in a house in Wythenshawe.

They were called to Beaford road at around 12.05am after receiving reports of a domestic incident. Upon arrival they discovered that a man and woman had left the address and gone to hospital. When officers entered the property they found the body of a young boy.

The woman is being treated for serious injuries in hospital.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Formal identification and a Home Office post-mortem are yet to take place.

Superintendent Denise Worth said: “I know the community will be horrified and saddened to hear this tragic news this morning, and our thoughts at this time are with the family, friends and all others within the local community who may be affected by this incident.

“I want to offer my assurances that we have launched a full murder investigation and have a team of detectives working to establish exactly what led to this young boy’s death.

“Although we have made an arrest, the investigation is at the early stages and I would urge people not to speculate on this deeply distressing incident.

“There will be a scene at the property whilst officers investigate and you will see more police in the area in the coming days.

“If you have any information to pass on, or you have concerns, please get in touch with one of our officers.”

Boy found dead in house on Beaford Road

Man charged with murder after 38-year-old stabbed to death

Police were called to Greenbrow Road in the early hours of the morning. Credit: MEN Syndication

A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man was killed in Greater Manchester.

Lee Junior Walker, of Patchcroft Road, Wythenshawe, has been charged with stabbing 38-year-old Shaun Murphy to death, at around 2.30am on June 17.

Emergency services were called to Greenbrow Road, Newall Green, where they attended to Mr Murphy before he was taken to hospital, where he later died.

Mr Walker is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court tomorrow,

Man arrested over fatal stabbing of Shaun Murphy

Police were called to Greenbrow Road in the early hours of Saturday. Credit: MEN Syndication

Police have named a man who was stabbed to death in south Manchester as 38-year-old Shaun Murphy.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder late on Saturday night. He remains in custody for questioning.

I have a large team investigating Shaun’s murder and this morning we arrested a 23-year-old man. This investigation is still in it’s early stages and we are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry.

Our investigation does not finish there however, so I am still appealing for anyone who may have any information that could help us to get in touch.

Any information, no matter how small could be vital to our investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jane Higham, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8797, or alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Man dies after Wythenshawe road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. Credit: ITV News.

A man has died after he was hit by a car along with two children and a woman in Manchester.

The crash happened at the junction of Hollyhedge Road and Woodhouse Lane in Wythenshawe on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old man died last night, police said.

His nine-year-old daughter sustained some minor cuts and bruises. The woman, 27, was treated for a broken wrist and her two-year-old son was uninjured.

Police said enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the collision. No arrests have been made.

"My thoughts are with the man and his family. I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through. Our specialist officers are helping them through this incredibly difficult time.

"Our investigation is still ongoing and we are still appealing for witnesses. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash-cam footage showing the collision."

– Pc Ed Lister, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anybody with information should contact the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.
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