Wednesday 18 October 2017

Newborn baby’s body found at dump

Ian Plunkett

The body of a newborn has been found at a waste management site.

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for the baby's mother to come forward and officers have "serious concerns" about her health.

The baby was discovered last night by staff at the site on Valley Road, Bradford, which processes material from homes in Leeds and Bradford.

Police said they are working to find out where in West Yorkshire the baby may have come from.

A full post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later today to determine the cause of death but it is believed the child was only very recently born.

Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "My priority is the condition and welfare of the mother and ensuring she receives the medical care she needs.

"The mother has clearly been through a terribly traumatic experience and I would ask her to come forward and speak to us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101, or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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