A woman will appear in court today charged with the New Year’s Eve murder of five year old Dylan Scanlon in Oldham

Thirty six year old Claire Scanlon of Elm Road, Limeside has been remanded in custody until a hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court

Dylan was pronounced dead by emergency services who responded to an incident at his home on New Year’s Eve.

In a statement released by GMP, Dylan’s father said: “Dylan was my best mate.

“He was a happy, funny and cheeky little boy, who was full of excitement – especially about doing new things.


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