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.

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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.