Baby found in bin may have fallen down 50ft rubbish chute

The green doors behind the police officer is the place where the "very young baby'" was discovered Photo: ITV Central

An injured baby girl discovered in the rubbish collection area of a tower block of flats in Wolverhampton, may have fallen 50ft down a rubbish chute.

Police were called to a flat on Boscobel Crescent at 6.30pm on Saturday night following reports of a missing child.

The "very young" baby girl was discovered in the rubbish collection area at the bottom of the flats with serious injuries, she was then taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital where her condition is described as critical.

West Midlands Police confirmed officers were "investigating the possibility" that the baby girl had fallen down a rubbish chute.

The rubbish collection area where the baby was discovered on Saturday. Credit: ITV Central

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 32-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender, police were granted more time to question both, which runs out tomorrow night.

Police say both people are related to the baby and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Detective Inspector John Smith from the force Public Protection Unit is investigating this incident.

“We are making a number of enquiries to establish how this young baby has come to sustain her injuries, and how she came to be found in the refuse area of the flats.

“The two people who have been arrested are related to the baby and we are currently not seeking anyone else as part of our enquiries.

“We urge anyone who has information to help our investigation to come forward at the earliest opportunity.”

– Detective Inspector John Smith
Police were called to a flat on Boscobel Crescent at 6.30pm on Saturday night following reports of a missing child. Credit: ITV Central