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The body of a baby girl discovered on a country lane near Bolton in March has been laid to rest.
Police called the child 'Alia' - which means 'beautiful' - after her parents failed to come forward.
Her tiny body was wrapped in a carrier bag with the plea written on a scrap of paper to give her an Islamic burial.
Today that wish was fulfilled.
Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue has the details:
The funeral will take place today of a newborn baby who was found dead on a country lane near Bolton.
The baby girl who was named Alia by police had been left in Lostock with a message asking for an Islamic burial.
The funeral has been planned by the Bolton Council of Mosques.
Police are urging Alia's parents to come forward.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed funeral arrangements for a baby found in Lostock in March. She was born alive and lived for up to two hours. After prayers the baby, named Alia by officers, will be laid to rest in a private ceremony. Police are appealing for her parents to come forward.
Greater Manchester Police is urging the parents of the baby that was found on Ox Hey Lane, Lostock, on Thursday 14 March, to come forward. It is expected that representatives from the Bolton Council of Mosques will begin planning the funeral today, which is expected to take place on Tuesday.
The baby was born alive and lived independently for up to two hours; however officers are still trying to find out what happened and who the parents are.
Detectives investigating the death of a baby girl found in Bolton say she lived for up to two hours.
The newborn was discoverd by a dog walker in Lostock in March. Police are today releasing more details surrounding her death in a bid to find her mother.
Sarah Rogers reports:-
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Detectives investigating the death of a newborn baby found near Bolton believe she lived for a short period of time.