Man and woman arrested by detectives investigating death of Wythenshawe toddler

SomertonTwo people have been arrested in connection with the death of a toddler in Wythenshawe.

At around 1.50pm on Sunday 21 January police were called by the ambulance service to Somerton Avenue to reports that a 22-month-old girl was having a medical episode.

The girl died in hospital and detectives  launched an investigation into her death after a post mortem revealed she had unexplained injuries. 

A 34-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody for questioning.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Investigations into all deaths are upsetting but when a young child is involved it is truly heart-breaking.

“We currently have specially trained officers supporting this little girl’s loved ones at this difficult time and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this distressing incident.

“We also have a dedicated team of detectives working to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

“If you know something or believe you might have some information about this death, then please contact us immediately.”

Anyone with any information can call MIT on 0161 856 6777. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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