Dad, 22, charged with murder of 11-month-old son ‘thrown off bridge into river’

Dad, 22, charged with murder of 11-month-old son ‘thrown off bridge into river’

- in Usa News

THE dad of a baby boy who died after he was allegedly hurled into a river from a bridge has been charged with murder.

Zak Eko, 22, has tonight been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Zakari died after he was thrown into the River Irwell in Radcliffe
Zakari died after being pulled from the water
Zak Eko has tonight been charged with murder

Baby Zakari, who was 11 months old, was allegedly tossed into the River Irwell in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, in a Moses basket on Wednesday afternoon.

The tot was rushed to hospital but was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arrival. A post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.

Two fire engines, ambulances, police cars and a police helicopter were scrambled to the scene as a huge emergency response was launched near the town centre.

A police cordon remains in place and cops are appealing for information.

Detective Inspector Wes Knights, who is leading the investigation on behalf of the Major Incident Team, said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident which has taken the life of a baby boy, who we believe is only around 11-months-old.

“His family have understandably been left devastated by what has happened and we have specially trained officers providing them with support at this difficult time.”

Mum Emma Blood with Zakari
Emma called the baby her ‘world’
The 11-month-old was thrown in the river in a Moses basket
Tributes have been left on the bridge in Radcliffe today
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Locals have been left stunned by the horror yesterday
Mercury Press
Forensic officers at the scene in Radcliffe
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