Wednesday 28 September 2016

Abandoned baby girl found in Bray recycling plant was not deliberately killed

Cathal McMahon

Published 05/05/2016 | 19:12

Forensic detectives inspect the location where the body of a little girl was found at a waste recycling facility outside Bray, Co Wicklow Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Forensic detectives inspect the location where the body of a little girl was found at a waste recycling facility outside Bray, Co Wicklow Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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An abandoned baby found at a recycling centre was not deliberately killed - a post-mortem has confirmed.

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Gardaí have also said that the baby was born some weeks earlier than initially thought.

A fresh appeal to the parents of the child has been issued this evening.

The baby's body was found in waste at the Greenstar recycling plant at the Fassaroe Industrial Estate in Bray, Co Wicklow, at around 11am yesterday.

In a statement released this evening Superintendent Pat Ward said the findings of the post mortem “would suggest that the baby was born some weeks earlier than initially thought”.

The statement continued: “There is nothing to suggest deliberate injuries were caused to the baby. It is confirmed that the baby is female and Caucasian” 

Superintendent Pat Ward reiterated that he is very concerned for the welfare of the mum of this baby girl as she is possibly in a distressed state and in need of medical assistance.

He stated "I would please ask for the mum to seek immediate medical treatment.

“I am available here at Bray Garda Station to help the mum and dad of this baby girl and if they would contact me or Sergeant Sorcha Fitzpatrick here at Bray Garda Station we will deal with any contact with us discreetly and sensitively.”

Superintendent Ward issued a further appeal to anyone, particularly family members who may have any information, however small, that can assist him with the investigation to contact them at Bray Garda Station on 01- 6665300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

An incident room has been established at Bray Garda Station and Gardaí are liaising with the Health Service Executive.

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