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Investigation launched following death of child in Oldham

An investigation launched by Greater Manchester Police is under way following the death of a child in Oldham.

At around 6.20pm on New Year’s Eve (Friday 31 December), police were called by the ambulance service responding to an incident at a property on Elm Road in the Limeside area.

A child was pronounced dead at the scene and a woman in her 30s has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

GMP say an investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Detective Superintendent Chris Packer said: "Our thoughts are with the child's loved ones at this heart-breaking time. Specialist officers will offer them support.

"Our investigation is in the early stages and we'd ask anyone with information to contact us or Crimestoppers immediately.

"Due to previous police contact, this incident has been referred to our Professional Standards Branch and will be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

"This sad news is bound to cause distress in the community but I would like to offer reassurance that we are doing everything we can to establish the circumstances."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3656 quoting 2284 31/12/21. Alternatively, the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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