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.
– Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Jackson
We would be really keen to give the baby a name that means something to the parents.
I am grateful to members of the local community who have offered to cover the funeral costs.
I would very much like for the parents to be involved with the preparations for the funeral of their child.
If you think you can come forward...we will try and get you the help and support that you need.
– Bolton Council of Mosques (BCOM)
It has been requested that this baby be given an Islamic burial and we will be ensuring this is done.
We want to appeal for help from all communities to come forward and put an end to this investigation.
There is help available to Alia's family and the grieving process could be easier for you if you come forward and use the help that is available.
You may not get another opportunity and we don't want you to end up regretting this for the rest of your life.