7-month-old baby girl left battling for life after being 'assaulted' at nursery, woman in 30s arrested
OLDHAM, GREATER MANCHESTER: In a shocking incident, a woman in her 30s has been arrested on suspicion of assault and child cruelty that left a seven-month-old baby girl fighting for her life, at Manchester nursery. The baby girl became seriously ill at the daycare center in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
On the afternoon of September 21, Greater Manchester Police were called to the Kids Around The Clock daycare center on Main Road in Oldham after the child developed a critical illness. Paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service took the seven-month-old baby girl straight from the nursery to the hospital, where she is still being treated. The baby is said to be in serious but stable condition.
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We've started an investigation with @OldhamCouncil & @Ofstednews after a child became critically ill at a nursery on Maine Rd last week.— Oldham Police (GMP) (@GMPOldham) September 29, 2022
A woman's been arrested on suspicion of assault & child cruelty.
Anyone with any concerns can call 0161 856 8851 quoting 2285 of 21/09/2022. pic.twitter.com/NNS3JLvRrV
Officers claimed that the girl's parents were being supported and kept informed. Oldham Police wrote on Twitter, "We've started an investigation with @OldhamCouncil & @Ofstednews after a child became critically ill at a nursery on Maine Rd last week. A woman's been arrested on suspicion of assault & child cruelty. Anyone with any concerns can call 0161 856 8851 quoting 2285 of 21/09/2022."
As per LBC, A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police stated, "We are conducting an investigation with support from partners at Oldham Council and Ofsted relating to a suspected incident at a nursery on Main Road in Oldham after a child became critically ill last week. A woman in her 30s has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and child cruelty." The source added, "Ofsted has since confirmed they have suspended the nursery as police and agencies continue their inquiries. On the nursery's door, a notice has been posted explaining the suspension that reads, "time to investigate our belief that a child may be exposed to a risk of harm and for any necessary steps to be taken to eliminate or reduce the risk of harm."
A police spokesperson stated, "We were initially called by colleagues at NWAS at 3.45 pm on 21 September to a report that a seven-month-old girl was critically ill and being taken from the nursery to the hospital where she remains in a serious but thankfully stable condition." They added, "The child's parents are being kept updated and are being supported by our investigation team at this distressing time. Extensive inquiries continue to be conducted to establish the circumstances of how the child's condition deteriorated."
According to the police spokesperson, the woman in her 30s has since been interviewed before being released on bail with strict conditions. Ofsted has confirmed that the nursery has been suspended while police and other authorities continue their inquiries.