Girl found dead with injured mother

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A four-year-old girl has been found dead and her mother is in hospital with serious injuries, police said today.

Officers were called to a house in Lea Mount Drive, Bury, Greater Manchester, at about 6.50pm yesterday.

They discovered the girl's body and a woman in her 30s suffering serious injuries resulting from a suspected suicide bid.

The pair were named by Greater Manchester Police as Chloe Burke and her mother Dawn Makin, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Detectives are trying to establish how Chloe was killed but they are not seeking anyone else over her death.

Chief Superintendent Jon Rush, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This is an absolutely devastating time for the family of Chloe and her mother and, while we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this, it is important that we find out for them exactly what happened.

"A team of detectives is working to find out what led up to this tragedy and specially trained officers are working closely with the family."

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on Chloe later today.