Police have launched an investigation after a man dropped a three-year-old girl from a bridge into a river in an apparent attempted murder suicide.
Shortly after 8.30pm on Friday 29 September 2017 police were called to Crompton Way in Astley Bridge in Bolton to reports that a 39-year-old man was stood on a bridge threatening to drop a child into the river.
Specially trained police negotiators attended and an operation was put in place to rescue the child from the river should she fall.
Unfortunately the man would not speak to officers and dropped the child into the water which was approximately 30 feet below.
An officer was already in the river and was able to reach the child shortly after she entered the water and she was carried to safety. She was taken to hospital where thankfully the extent of her injuries was a broken wrist.
The man …
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