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."

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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.