Woman charged with murder of five-year-old Dylan Scanlon in Oldham on New Year's Eve

Dylan Scanlon

A woman has been charged with the murder of five-year-old boy who died on New Year's Eve in Oldham.

Dylan Scanlon was pronounced dead by emergency services on Elm Road after police officers were called by the ambulance service to the Limeside area on 31 December 2021.

Claire Scanlon, of Elm Road, Limeside, has been charged with the five-year old's murder, Greater Manchester Police say.

The 36-year-old was due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Friday, 18 March, but the hearing will now go ahead at a later date.

Scanlon was detained under the Mental Health Act before being charged with Dylan's murder.