“Sweet Dreams, We’ll Meet Again”: A father’s sad tribute to his five-year old son who was found dead in their home by his mother. She cried that he couldn’t breathe and ran into the street screaming at him. The woman has been arrested

  • A father of a 5-year-old boy posted a tribute on social media to his “best friend”
  • A Limeside address in Oldham was an emergency location.
  • According to force, a woman in her 30s was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act.

A father who lost his five-year old son in the New Year’s Eve murder at his home has paid respect to him and promised that they would meet again.  

Dylan Scanlon died at his property in Limeside, Oldham on Friday around 6.20pm.

According to police, a 30-year-old woman was detained by the Mental Health Act.

Gary Keenan wrote yesterday on Facebook that Dylan’s father was heartbroken and that he loved him more than anything.

The father of Dylan Scanlon has paid tribute to his son after his death on New Year's Eve

After Dylan Scanlon’s death, the father has made a tribute to him. 

‘You were my friend best and I really will miss your son.

“We will see each other again in sweet dreams. Love you son

‘R.I.P Dylan, love daddy.’

Following the young boy’s death a neighbour described how Dylan’s mother ran into the street’s shouting ‘he can’t breathe’.  

The Sun Online was told by a neighbor that the boy’s mother shouted at him, “He can’t breath.”

“A neighboring woman heard the noises and entered the house.

Police launched an investigation. They stated that the case was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, (IOPC), due to a ‘previous communication’.

Chris Packer of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Detective Superintendent, said that the police were thinking about the loved ones. They will be supported by specialist officers.

“Our investigation remains in its initial stages. Crimestoppers and us would love to hear from anyone who has any information.

“Due to prior police contact, the incident was referred by our Professional Standards Branch. It will then be referred directly to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“This bad news is sure to create distress in our community. However, I’d like to offer some assurance that we’re doing all we can to rectify the situation. 

Emergency crews rushes to an address in the Limeside area of Oldham at around 6.20pm on Friday. Picuted: Dylan

Dylan’s father described Dylan as his “best friend” and stated that he loved him more than anything in the world.

Emergency services rushed to an address in the Limeside area of Oldham at around 6.20pm on Friday. Pictured: Floral tributes left at the scene

At 6.20 PM on Friday, emergency services were called to an address located in Limeside. Pictured are floral tributes to the victims.

A spokesperson from GMP said yesterday that they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death in Oldham of a child.

“At 6.20pm, Friday 31 December 2021 we were called out by the ambulance to respond to an emergency at Elm Road in Limeside.

“A child was unfortunately declared dead at the scene. Investigating the circumstances of the death is ongoing.

A woman in her 30s was detained by the Mental Health Act.   

The five-year old has received floral tributes.

One said: “RIP Dylan.” Heartbreaking little angel.’

Another version reads: “It is a cruel and dangerous world.” I will remember you, little one.

If you have any information, please call police at 0161-856 3656, quoting 2284 31/12/21. 

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 112