Manchester man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of toddler in Blackpool

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The boy was injured at a property in Brun Grove, off Ansdell Road.

A Manchester man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a toddler in Blackpool. The 28-year-old was arrested after the boy was attacked at a property in Brun Grove, off Ansdell Road, on Wednesday morning (December 7).

Lancashire Police were called to the house at 8.15am and officers found a toddler with facial and neck injuries. The boy was taken to hospital for treatment, but police say he has since been discharged and is now back home with his family. A 28-year-old man from Manchester, was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody.

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Forensic investigators visited the Brun Grove address yesterday and police have been parked outside the home for over 24 hours. An officer remains on high visibility patrol outside the home this afternoon (Thursday, December 8).

A police spokesman said: “We were called around 8.15am yesterday (Wednesday, December 7) to a report of an assault at an address in Brun Grove, Blackpool. Officers attended an address with a toddler found with facial and neck injuries.

Police were called to the house in Brun Grove at 8.15am on Wednesday (December 7) after reports a toddler had been attacked, suffering facial and neck injuriesPolice were called to the house in Brun Grove at 8.15am on Wednesday (December 7) after reports a toddler had been attacked, suffering facial and neck injuries
Police were called to the house in Brun Grove at 8.15am on Wednesday (December 7) after reports a toddler had been attacked, suffering facial and neck injuries

“He was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged and is back home with his family. A 28-year-old man from Manchester was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is in custody.”