Post-mortem examination to be carried out on baby

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.


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.