THE family of a baby girl who died have spoken about the "joy" their 'little princess' brought to them as they paid tribute to the one-year-old.

Orianna Crilly-Cifrova died on Thursday after emergency services were called to a house in Radcliffe.

In a statement the baby's family said: "As a family we have been asked to say a few words about our beautiful Orianna, but even a thousand words could not begin to describe how much she was loved and how much joy she brought to our lives.

“Orianna was just 12 months old, learning to walk and talk and starting to develop her own little personality. She had the cheekiest smile with the biggest brown eyes, a combination that melted out hearts and wrapped us around her little finger.

“Orianna was a daughter, grand daughter and great grand daughter and the void she leaves can never be filled.

“She was our gift and cruelly taken from us and we are unsure how we can live without her.

"Orianna was our little princess and she was the centre of her daddies world. He loved her millions and she will always be in his heart and his memories and will be loved forever.

“The family would like to thank family and friends for their support and ask for privacy during this tragic time ".

Shortly after 2.25pm on Wednesday 16 October 2019 police were called to a property on Cross Lane in Radcliffe,

Emergency services attended and the girl was taken to hospital where she died despite best efforts of specialist doctors.

Two people appeared in court on Saturday.

Jamie Chadwick, aged 21 of Cross Lane, Radcliffe has been charged with the murder of a one-year-old girl.

Chelsea Crilly, aged 19, of Warwick Road, Atherton has been charged with causing or allowing the death or serious harm of a child.