A baby has died after being thrown from a bridge into a river in his Moses basket before the alleged killer walked into a nearby pub for a drink.
A 22-year-old man, believed to be the 11 month old boy’s father, was arrested as he sat with customers inside the Lock Keeper pub in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.
Shocked witnesses said the boy was thrown off a bridge in the carry-cot into the nearby River Irwell at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Paramedics battled to save the boy after he was pulled from the water, some 100 yards from the bridge. He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later.
A barmaid working at the pub said the man came in and asked for a drink but said he had no money.