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Woman arrested after ‘critically ill’ child at Oldham nursery rushed to hospital

The baby girl remains in a serious but stable condition.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 30th September 2022

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and child cruelty after a suspected incident at a nursery in Oldham.

Emergency services were called to Kids Around The Clock on Main Road in Chadderton at around 3.45pm on 21 September.

A seven-month-old girl was found to be critically ill and was rushed to hospital, where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The woman, who is in her 30s, was interviewed and has been released on bail with strict conditions.

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Greater Manchester Police have launched a joint investigation with Oldham Council and Ofsted.

The child’s parents are being kept updated and are being supported by GMP’s investigation team at this distressing time.

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Extensive enquiries continue to be conducted to establish the circumstances of how the child’s condition deteriorated.

Officers believe it is an isolated incident and detectives from Oldham Child Protection Unit are working with partners as the investigation continues.

GMP added in its statement: “Criminal proceedings are active and we therefore urge people to refrain from speculation and commentary online.

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“Anyone with any concerns can contact us on 0161 856 8851 quoting incident 2285 of 21/09/2022.”

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