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Murder probe after death of young boy

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a young boy was found in a house in Wythenshawe.

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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

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