Tributes To Bolton Baby As Parents Arrested

The grandfather of a baby from Bolton who died at Alder Hey Hospital on Saturday has paid tribute to the boy.

Mohammed Ismail had been transferred to the hospital from the Royal Bolton Hospital where he had been taken by ambulance from the family home in the Heaton area of Bolton last Thursday.
The baby's 22-year-old mother and father, 24, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and causing or allowing the death of a child.

Mohammed's grandfather, who did not want to be named, paid tribute to him tonight via Greater Manchester Police.
He said: ``This is an extremely difficult time for all our loved ones. Ismail was a much loved member of our family and our thoughts remain with his parents at this terrible time.
``We ask that we will now be allowed to grieve privately.''

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Monday and further tests are being done to establish the exact cause of death.
The baby's parents have been bailed until April 11, pending further inquiries.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.