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Oldham baby death: Police have more time to quiz suspects

  • 2 February 2014
  • From the section England

Police have been given more time to question three people arrested on suspicion of murdering a seven-week-old boy in Greater Manchester.

The baby, named as Thomas Gacek, was taken from Hillside Avenue, in Oldham to hospital on 26 January with severe head injuries.

He died a day later at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

A woman, 23, understood to be his mother, her boyfriend, 35, and a second man, 26, remain in police custody.

All three are being held on suspicion of murder and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Police have been granted an additional 30 hours to question them.

Officers carried out an investigation at a property in Hillside Avenue on Saturday.

The woman and 35-year-old man were originally arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault or wounding.

It is understood the second man is a lodger at the property.

A post-mortem examination revealed the boy died from head injuries.

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