Baby's body found at waste site

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

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Appeal for dead baby's mother

Police investigating the discovery of a baby's body in a recycling plant have revealed the child had died in the last fortnight. The information was released as detectives try desperately to trace the mother of the boy, who was found at a site in Bradford on Wednesday.

Adam Fowler talks to Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley from West Yorkshire police at the press conference.


Police reveal post mortem results of the baby found dead at a waste site

West Yorkshire police hold a press conference about the dead baby Credit: Adam Fowler

A post mortem has revealed that the body of a baby found at a waste management site in Bradford on Wednesday night was a boy. They believe he had been in gestation for 34-36 weeks and had a congenital heart defect.

West Yorkshire Police say they have no reason to think that this baby was in any way connected with the previous baby found at the same site in May 2011. They have renewed their appeal for the mother to come forward.

Body of baby found at Bradford waste site

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

The discovery was made last night by staff at the site on Valley Road.

The site processes material from homes in Leeds and Bradford. Enquiries are ongoing to determine 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.

Officers are concerned for the health of mother.

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.

– Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team,

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


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