Bolton Toddler Cause Of Death Revealed

24 April 2012, 17:03 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A post mortem examination into the death of a two year old boy in Bolton has found that he died from abdominal injuries.

On Sunday afternoon, police went to a house on Cheriton Drive, Breightmet, Bolton, following reports that two year old Rio Smedley had gone into cardiac arrest.

Rio was rushed to the Royal Bolton Hospital by an ambulance crew where he died.

A post mortem examination has concluded that Rio died from severe abdominal injury.

A 22 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Chris Wood from GMP’s Major Incident Team 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 are working to establish exactly what happened.

“We understand this has caused concern in the community and is deeply upsetting for all involved.

“We have specially trained officers supporting the family and the community are also rallying round to do their best to help them in any way they can.”