One week after the body of a newborn baby was found in Bolton, police are continuing to try to reunite her with her family.
Margaret Davies, 64, died following the crash on Friday evening in Bolton.
Woman dies following crash in Bolton
Police are waiting for the results of toxicology tests after two people died in Bolton. The bodies of a 30-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were found in separate houses. It is believed both may have taken amphetamine, alcohol and a synthetic powder stimulant known as ‘Bubble’.
From what we have been told, we believe a party of five people had gone out in Bolton town centre before returning home. During the night, we believe they may have taken a cocktail of alcohol, amphetamine and a synthetic powder mix called ‘Bubble’. “The group complained of feeling unwell and sadly two of the party, a 21-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, were found dead. While we know that both had taken drugs and alcohol, we cannot say this is the reason both have died until we get the results of toxicology tests or whether the drugs were contaminated.
– Superintendent Phil Davies Bolton Police Station
While we believe the two deaths are linked, we do not believe they are linked with other deaths in the Greater Manchester area or rest of the country.
"I would always advise people not to take drugs as they do not come with a quality assurance stamp on them and you do not know what they contain. It is clear that the group had gone out to enjoy themselves however, the night out has ended in tragedy and two families have been left to deal with the devastating deaths of their loved ones.
"If anyone has recently taken drugs and feels ill, go to hospital for a check up as soon as possible.”
– Detective Inspector Michael Sanderson, Bolton North INPT
From the information we have received, we believe both may have taken amphetamine. Although we cannot say that this was the cause of death until toxicology tests are complete, we are concerned that there may be a contaminated batch of drugs in the area.
"If anyone has recently taken drugs and feels ill, I would ask you to go to hospital for a check up.
"I would always advise people not to take drugs as you do not know what it has been mixed with and you are getting what you pay for. They can contain poisons or illicit chemicals that can have fatal effects."
Police are warning drug users of a potentially contaminated batch of drugs after a man and a woman died in Bolton.
On Sunday police were called to a house in Farnworth and then later the same day, police were called to a house on Littlebrooke Close, Tonge Moor.
Officers attended both addresses and found the bodies of a 30-year-old man and 21-year-old woman.
It is believed both may have taken amphetamine and both deaths are being linked.
A post mortem and toxicology tests will take place at a later stage.
Residents in the Gilnow Road area of Bolton area are being advised to keep doors and windows shut as firefighters tackle a fire at a warehouse.
Crews are currently at the fire, which involves 10-15 tonnes of baled paper pulp.
Gilnow Road Primary School will remain closed while the incident is being dealt with.
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.
– Chief Inspector Carol Martin, Greater Manchester Police
We can now confirm the baby was a little girl but there are still a number of questions that remain unanswered.
"Chief among these questions is the identity of the mother. Our priority remains to trace the mother who we imagine must be having an extremely distressing time.
“We are still very worried about the parents physical and emotional state."
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:-