First pics of baby who died after being ‘thrown off bridge’ into river

First pictures have emerged of the baby who died after he was thrown into a river in Manchester.

The tot has been named locally as Zakari Bennett and he is believed to have been approaching his first birthday next month.

Zakari, was recovered from the water by firefighters who attended the scene near to Blackburn Street along with other emergency services.

A 22-year-old man – understood to be the boy's dad – has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning, said Greater Manchester Police.

  • Baby dies after being 'thrown off bridge by bloke who then went into pub'

The man was reportedly arrested by police in the Lock Keeper pub.

Witnesses claimed the man was sat down in the pub when police arrived and detained him on suspicion of murder.

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