Police at scene in Bolton where dead baby was found

The body of a newborn baby has been found dumped in Lostock, Bolton. Credit: ITV Granada
Police say the body of the newborn was found yesterday evening by walkers in Ox Hey Lane, Lostock, near the Reebok Stadium. Credit: ITV Granada

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Newborn found dead in Bolton

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a newborn baby found in Bolton. The body was discovered in a country lane with a note asking for an Islamic burial. It's unknown whether the baby was alive when abandoned.