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Newborn baby found in park

Officers were called to Manor Park on Friday after the body of a newborn baby was found among bushes within the park.

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Appeal for mother as newborn baby's body found in park

The body of a newborn baby has been found in a park in Aldershot.

The baby was found in bushes in Manor Park at 1.30pm on Friday.

Hampshire Police said it is unclear how long the baby's body has been at the park and is appealing for the mother of the child to come forward.

I am extremely concerned about the welfare of the mother of this baby and I want to make sure that she is getting the help and support she needs.

I am making a direct appeal to her to get in touch with us.

I know that this must be a very distressing time for you, but I want to make sure you are getting the right help and care.

I understand that you are frightened but it is really important that you get the help you need. Our priority right now is to ensure that you get the care and any medical attention that you need.

If anyone has a friend or family member who they have concerns about, I would stress our immediate priority is to ensure the well-being and safety of this baby's mother, so please contact us.

I would also appeal to any healthcare workers who may have some information that may help us to get in touch."

– Detective Superintendent Darren Rawlings

It is not yet known how old the baby is, nor its gender.

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