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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.
Det Supt Mark Ridley from West Yorkshire Police reveals whether police think there is a link to the dead baby found previously at the site. He also asks for help in tracing the mother.
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.
There is an appeal to find a mother, who police say must have been through a terrible and traumatic experience, after the body of her new born baby was found at a waste management plant in Bradford.
It's the second time in two years that the remains of a child have been found at the site. Adam Fowler reports.
Officers say they have "serious concerns" for the welfare of a mother after the body of a newborn baby was found at a waste management site in Bradford.
The body of a baby girl was found on the same site on Valley Road two years ago. Tests are being carried out today to find out why the baby died.
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.
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.