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Three charged over baby death

A mother from Oldham has been charged with the murder of her 7 week old son.
Katarzyna Gacek, her boyfriend and a lodger have been also been charged with child neglect. Thomas Gacek died from head injuries on Tuesday.

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Statement from the family of Thomas Gacek

In a statement, Thomas's family said: "As a family, we are all truly devastated and deeply shocked by the tragedy we have all suffered and the loss of our little baby boy.

"We are a private family and, as such, we would ask the media allow us time to grieve in peace and come to terms with this tragic situation we have all found ourselves in.

"We are aware that there are numerous stories in circulation at present. However, we would ask that only official police statements given by Greater Manchester Police are taken as factually correct."

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