Thursday 21 September 2017

New plea for mum of baby Alannah to get in touch

Marking the first anniversary of the tragedy, gardaí are again appealing for the mother of Alannah to come forward. Picture: PA
Marking the first anniversary of the tragedy, gardaí are again appealing for the mother of Alannah to come forward. Picture: PA

Eimear Rabbitt

The company behind the recycling plant where the body of a newborn baby girl was found last year has paid for a headstone to be erected on the infant's grave.

The remains of baby Alannah were found by staff sorting materials in the Greenstar facility in the Fassaroe area of Bray, Co Wicklow, on May 4 last year.

Marking the first anniversary of the tragedy, gardaí are again appealing for the mother of Alannah to come forward.

Inspector Sorcha Fitzpatrick issued an appeal for anyone with information to come forward and said they would be dealt with in a "compassionate manner".

"Any information we receive will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence," Insp Fitzpatrick said.

"It's just in relation to making sure that the mother or anybody directly affected by this are receiving the necessary or appropriate support services."

It's believed Alannah died some two weeks before her body was found.

Irish Independent

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