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PICTURED: Couple arrested after their eight-month-old baby boy ‘dies from multiple injuries’ 

  • Man, 25, has been arrested on suspicion of murder following baby’s death
  • Eight-month-old was taken to hospital with multiple injuries on Tuesday
  • Woman arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child
  • Crime scene investigators are at the property today looking for evidence 
A couple have been arrested in connection with the death of their eight-month-old baby boy.
The
baby was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after police were
called to an address in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, at around 9.30am
on Tuesday. He died two days later, police confirmed.  
A man, 25, was arrested on suspicion of murder and causing or allowing the death of a child. 
A
24-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of causing or
allowing the death of a child. They both remain in custody. 
The
two have now been identified as father and mother Craig Dawick
and Chantelle Flynn. The couple, who have lived in the area for several
years, have five children. 
Craig Dawick, 25, was arrested on suspicion of murder and causing

The couple were arrested by police in connection with the death

Craig
Dawick (left and right), 25, was arrested on suspicion of murder and
causing or allowing the death of a child; Chantelle Flynn (right), 24
who have been arrested by police
Craig Dawick and Chantelle Flynn pictured together

Chantelle Flynn was mother of the baby who died

Shocked
locals spoke about how medical teams and police officers suddenly
arrived at the property; the young couple (pictured) have lived in the
area for several years
Greater
Manchester Police were called to the property in the Spotland area of
Rochdale after the ambulance service reported concern for the welfare of
a child. 
A
message posted on Facebook by family friend Andrea Dewhurst on behalf
of Chantelle’s sister, Rachelle Flynn, said: ‘The family are absolutely
heartbroken and this has come as a shock to the whole family, especially
finding out on Facebook.’ 
Shocked locals spoke about how medical teams and police officers suddenly arrived at the property on Tuesday. 
Floral
tributes left at the scene included a poem and messages such as: ‘So
very sad, rest in peace little man’ and ‘Sleep peacefully baby, you’re
with the angels now’. 
Steve Linton, a 50-year-old taxi driver, has lived on nearby Preston Street for six years.
He said: ‘When
I left for work on Tuesday there was a PCSO standing on the corner and
that’s when I realised it must have been something serious.
‘People
around here are stunned. I’m a parent and it’s scary to think that this
has happened on our street. Most people around here are decent and keep
themselves to themselves.’  
One
lady, who lives in Preston Street but asked not to be named, said: ‘It
scares you when you’ve got kids of your own that something so shocking
can happen on your doorstep.
‘I
think the overall feeling in the area is one of sadness. I just think
of when my kids were that age and how vulnerable they were. ‘
Police in Rooley Moor Road where a baby was found with multiple injuries on Tuesday morning and later died in hospital yesterday

Police in Rooley Moor Road where a baby was found with multiple injuries on Tuesday morning and later died in hospital yesterday
A forensic officer arrives at the Rochdale property this morning to carry out tests 

A forensic officer arrives at the Rochdale property this morning to carry out tests 

Detectives have
arrested a man on suspicion of murder and causing or allowing the death
of a child; a woman was arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing the
death of a child
Police were called to the scene after paramedics were concerned for the child's welfare 

Police were called to the scene after paramedics were concerned for the child’s welfare 
Detective
Chief Inspector, Jamie Daniels from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said:
‘This is a deeply distressing investigation involving a small child. 
‘Our
thoughts at this time are with the family, friends and all others
within the local community who may be affected by this incident.
‘If anyone has any information that may assist the investig

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