Dylan Scanlon: dad pays to tribute to ‘cheeky little boy’ found dead in Oldham

Dylan Scanlon Credit: GMPDylan Scanlon Credit: GMP
Dylan Scanlon Credit: GMP
The five-year-old was found dead at a house in Oldham on 31 December.

The family of five-year-old Dylan Scanlon who died in Oldham on New Year’s Eve have paid tribute to him.

The ambulance service called police to a property in Elm Road, where the little boy was found dead. A woman in her 30s has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Dylan’s dad said today: “Dylan was my best mate.

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He was a happy, funny and cheeky little boy, who was full of excitement - especially about doing new things.“Dylan loved going to school, playing with his friends and dogs and going for drives with me to parks and lakes.

He loved being at the lake but not walking around it - he was there for the ice cream, a ride on daddy’s shoulders and a McDonald’s on the way home. His favourite times of year were Christmas and his birthday - he knew he’d be spoiled.

“I’ve been looking through memories on my phone - videos of him crawling and learning how to walk. I will always remember his face when I got home from work - he was always happy to see me and I loved spending any time with him that I could.

“Dylan will be sadly missed by all family and friends, especially his brother, who he loved and absolutely adored. I loved watching them playing with each other, looking after each other and just doing what brothers do.”

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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