Dad's heartbreaking tribute after son found dead on New Year's Eve

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A distraught father has penned a moving tribute to his five-year-old son who was pronounced dead on New Year's Eve.

At around 6.20pm on December 31, Greater Manchester Police received a call from the ambulance service to attend a property in the Limeside area in the UK.

According to the Manchester Evening News, a young child was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation into the circumstances of the death is underway.

Press in the UK identified the young boy as Dylan Scanlon and his father as Gary Keenan.

Following the death of his son, Mr Keenan made a heartbreaking tribute to him on Facebook.

Five-year-old Dylan was found unresponsive on New Year's Eve. Source: Facebook
Five-year-old Dylan was found unresponsive on New Year's Eve. Source: Facebook

"To my Dylan I love you more than everything in this world, you were my best friend and I’m really going to miss you son sweet dreams and we will meet again 1 day love you son," he wrote.

A GoFundMe has been set up, with all money going to Mr Keenan's family to pay for funeral expenses.

Police have released very little information about Dylan's death.

Detective Superintendent Chris Packer did confirm a woman was detained under the Mental Health Act, the Evening Standard reported.

"Our thoughts are with the child’s loved ones at this heartbreaking time. Specialist officers will offer them support," he added.

“Our investigation is in the early stages and we’d ask anyone with information to contact us or Crimestoppers immediately.

Very few details about Dylan's death have been made public. Source: Facebook
Very few details about Dylan's death have been made public. Source: Facebook

Despite the lack information police have put out, some came up with twisted conclusions on social media, according to Dylan's brother, Shawn.

"I have to put a post up to clarify this, my brother passed away and it’s broken my heart and my family's but will people stop making the assumption of what happened," Shawn wrote on Facebook.

"Everyone will know the truth when the police report is public and when we are consoled so stop putting your twisted f**king comments while our family is grieving and waiting for answers."

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