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Body of newborn baby recovered from a river in Wales


The body of a newborn baby has been recovered from a river, police said.

The baby was retrieved from the River Taff in Cardiff shortly after 6pm today.

South Wales Police has appealed for help in finding the mother.

Detective Inspector Paul Latham said: "We want to locate the mother of this baby to ensure she receives the medical attention she needs."

The baby was taken out of the water near the junction of Penarth Road and the Taff Embankment.

Mr Latham called for the mother of the baby to come forward.

"We appeal to her to contact us, so that we can provide her with the support and reassurance that she requires," he said.

"We want to hear from anyone who has any information concerning this incident or from anybody who may be able to assist us in identifying the mother of this baby who is believed to have been born within the last few days.

"Whilst this investigation is in its early stages, I want to stress that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of the mother at this time."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500224381.

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