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The five-year-old boy who died in Oldham on New Year's Eve has been named as Dylan Scanlon.
At around 6.20pm on Friday 31 December 2021, we were called by the ambulance service responding to an incident at a property on Elm Road in the Limeside area.
Dylan was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the death.
A woman in her 30s has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Detective Chief Inspector Alicia Smith, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said: "Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time and they are being supported by specialist officers.
"An investigation by a dedicated team into Dylan's death is ongoing and the family is being kept fully informed."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3656 quoting 2284 31/12/21. Alternatively, the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
The incident has been referred to GMP's Professional Standards Branch and the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
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