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Police Responding To Reports Of Child In The River Irwell

Police are currently responding to an incident in Radcliffe.

Shortly before 4.25pm today, police were called to reports that a child was in the River Irwell.

Emergency services attended and with the support of the police helicopter the child was retrieved and taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Blackburn Street is currently closed at the junctions with Stand Lane and Radcliffe New Road.

An investigation is underway and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1930 of 11/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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