Bolton toddler, 2, dies following cardiac arrest – man arrested on suspicion of murder

By Dean Wilkins

A two-year-old Bolton boy died after suffering a cardiac arrest yesterday.

Officers launched a murder investigation after the boy was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital where he later died.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said: “I would like to extend my sympathies to this young boy’s family and friends at what is clearly a very difficult and emotional time for everyone.

“The investigation is in the early stages and a dedicated team of detectives will be working to establish exactly what happened.”

A Home Office post-mortem examination will take place at the Manchester Children’s Hospital to ascertain the cause of his death.

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