A toddler is in a critical condition after being discovered with serious head injuries at a house in Manchester. Police responded to a call to the Cheetham Hill area of the city last night and a man and woman have now been arrested on suspicion of assault.
A police spokesperson said that officers had been called out after being alerted by emergency services colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service after the two year old girl was blue lighted to hospital.
The spokesperson added that the little girl was still in a critical condition, while a man, aged 34, and a 37 year old woman have now been placed under arrest. It is understood that the girl had been taken to hospital an hour before the two people were arrested.
The North West Ambulance Service said they had been called at 5.42pm to attend Daimler Street in Cheetham Hill, with an paramedics arriving seven minutes later. The little girl was then rushed to North Manchester General. Residents say that the ambulance was at the home for an hour while paramedics provided treatment until the toddler was taken to hospital.
Shocked local residents
Neighbours have reacted with shock that a young girl has been injured on their street. One said she was a single mum and was upset to hear that a young child had been hurt. Another said they had seen an ambulance parked on the corner and assumed someone was poorly, adding that they hoped the little girl pulled through.
Police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or the circumstances leading up to it to get in touch. Directly north of Manchester, Cheetham Hill is an inner city area which is very culturally diverse. It’s generally a bustling area with lots of market stalls, fabric shops, takeaways and wholesale firms.