Rio's family: 'We will never get to see him grow into a young man'

Speaking outside the court Greater Manchester Police made this statement on behalf of Rio's family:

The family said; "we wish we could say that we can start to rebuild our lives, but the hard work is just beginning."


Man jailed for toddler murder

Daniel Rigby, 23, of no fixed abode, has been jailed for life for the murder of two-year old Rio Smedley, the child of his then partner Kirsty Smedley. Ms Smedley was found guilty of allowing his death. She will be sentenced at a later date.