The distraught family of a two-week-old baby whose death is being investigated say “she melted the hearts of everyone who met her”.
Staff at a hospital in northwest England called police after they shared concerns for the newborn on Friday, January 8.
Despite medical expert’s best efforts, little Felicity-May Harvey left the world on January 11.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Greater Manchester Police asked the public to stop themselves before making speculations about the little girl’s murder.
Her family said their “hearts are broken” after losing their “precious baby girl”.
“She was a gorgeous baby and always so alert, looking around with her big blue eyes,” they said in a statement.
“She was absolutely beautiful and incredibly brave and she melted the hearts of everyone who met her.”
The family said her cleft lip and palate made her “extra special”.
They added that “despite the challenges of this she was the most happy and content little girl”.
“She was and always will be loved by her mum, sisters and family and there is a huge void in all our hearts and lives now that she has been taken from us,” the family said.
“She was our special star, and it is not fair that she shone brightly for only a short time.
“When we look up at the sky, we will look through the clouds and know that the brightest star shining is our Felicity-May.
“Rest in peace baby girl. Sleep tight. Until we meet again, our precious angel.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.