Wednesday 29 March 2017

Gardaí renew appeal for information about tragic newborn 'Alannah' three months on from discovery of body

Soft toys, flowers and messages left on baby Alannah’s grave. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Soft toys, flowers and messages left on baby Alannah’s grave. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Meadhbh McGrath

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information about a newborn baby girl whose remains were found in a recycling centre.

The body of the baby, named “Alannah”, was discovered by a member of staff at the Greenstar recycling plant at the Fassaroe Industrial Estate in Bray, Co Wicklow, at around 11am on May 4, 2016.

Alannah was laid to rest at Redford Cemetery on May 13.

The Garda in charge of the investigation has appealed for the child’s mother to come forward and seek medical treatment.

“Three months have passed since the discovery of baby Alannah. I am concerned for the welfare of baby Alannah’s mum,” Superintendent Pat Ward said today.

“She is most likely in an anxious state of mind and in need of medical assistance. I appeal to mum to immediately seek medical treatment.”

He said that he and Sergeant Sorcha Fitzpatrick are available at Bray Garda Station to provide assistance to the baby’s mother or father.

He added that they will handle any communication discreetly and sensitively.

Mr Ward also issued a further appeal to members of the public who may have any information, however small, about the circumstances leading to the discovery of baby Alannah.

He advised anyone with information to contact Gardaí at Bray Garda Station on 01- 6665300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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