Dylan Scanlon: woman is charged with murder of five-year-old in Oldham

Claire Scanlon was due in court today (Friday 18 March) in Manchester but the hearing was postponed.

A woman has been charged with the murder of a five-year-old boy in Oldham.

Dylan Scanlon died on New Year’s Eve last year. Police were called by paramedics who had attended a house on Elm Road at 6.20pm and an investigation was launched.

Dylan Scanlon Credit: GMP

Greater Manchester police today said Claire Scanlon, 36, of Elm Road, Limeside, has been charged with Dylan’s murder.

She was due before a hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today but the hearing was postponed to later date.

After Dylan’s death, in a tribute, his dad called the little boy his ‘best mate’.