Four-month-old baby boy fighting for life as man and woman arrested for assault in Greater Manchester

A FOUR-month-old baby boy is fighting for life after being found injured in Greater Manchester.

Police were called by worried hospital staff after the tot was taken to A&E on Sunday.

A man and woman, both 20, were arrested on suspicion of assault.

The baby's condition has been described by the police as "critical".

The man and woman haven't been named as police said enquiries were continuing.

In a statement, GMP said: "Shortly before 12.30pm on Sunday, August 9, police were called by hospital staff to concerns over the injuries of a baby boy who had been brought in for medical assistance.

"The four-month-old baby boy remains in a critical condition.

"A man and a woman, both aged 20, were arrested in the Salford area on suspicion of section 18 assault.

"They remain in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing."

The force has issued an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Call police on 0161 856 3653 or 101 quoting incident number 1761 of 09/08/2020, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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