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Police have revealed a newborn baby girl found dead in Bolton was wrapped in men's clothing.
A simple note was left with her body asking for the baby to be given an Islamic burial.
Detectives have named the baby Alia, until her parents can be found.
A week on, they say it's vital the mother comes forward so they can support her.
Police in Bolton have made a fresh appeal to trace the parents of a newborn baby girl found dead a week ago.
Detectives have named her Alia, which means beautiful.
Her body was found with a note, handwritten in English asking for her to receive an Islamic burial. Officers today laid flowers at the scene as they made an appeal for information.
Police have confirmed the newborn baby whose body was found in Bolton was a little girl.
The baby's body was discovered on Friday by walkers in Ox Hey Lane, Lostock, near the Reebok Stadium.
Officers also recovered a note that requested the baby receive an Islamic burial.
A post-mortem examination failed to determine the cause of death.
A post mortem examination is being carried out today on the body of a newborn baby found dead in Bolton.
Officers don't yet know the sex or ethnic background of the infant, or whether it was alive when left at the scene.
A newborn baby has been found dead on a country lane in Bolton.
The body was dumped with a note asking for an Islamic burial.
Our reporter Ralph Blunsom reports close to where the child was found in Lostock:-
The body of a newborn baby in Bolton was left with a note requesting an Islamic burial.
Police say the age, sex or ethnicity of the baby is not known at this stage and it is unclear whether the baby was live or stillborn.
Police have not yet confirmed the sex of the baby but said a post mortem examination is expected to take place on Monday.
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One week after the body of a newborn baby was found in Bolton, police are continuing to try to reunite her with her family.