A man has been charged with murder of a baby boy.

Zak Eko, aged 22, is charged with the murder of 11-month-old Zakari William Bennett-Eko.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

Shortly before 4.25pm yesterday police were called to reports that a child was in the River Irwell near to Blackburn Street in Radcliffe.

Emergency services attended and the baby boy was retrieved from the water and taken to hospital.

The boy - who has since been formally identified as 11-month-old Zakari William Bennett-Eko - died a short time later.