Wigan man charged with murder after Bolton toddler Rio Smedley found dead at home

By Dean Wilkins

A Wigan man is being charged with murder following the death of Bolton toddler Rio Smedley who suffered fatal abdominal injuries.

Daniel Rigby, 22, of Somerset Avenue, Tyldesley, will appear before Bolton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Rio, 2, was found dead at his home on Cheriton Drive after going into cardiac arrest on Sunday.

Rio’s family paid tribute to him on Monday and said: “Rio was the loving son of Kirsty, brother of Ella, Grandson of Karen and Paddy, Gordon and Yvonne, nephew of Shaun and Jason.

“He will be greatly missed and the family now ask for some peace during this hard time.”

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