Baby's mum comes forward

A teenager has contacted the police to say she is the mother of a baby boy found dead at a recycling plant in Scunthorpe yesterday. She is being treated at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

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Teen claims to be mother of baby found dead at recycling site

A teenager has contacted police to say she is the mother of a baby boy found dead in waste being sorted at a recycling plant.

Officers received a telephone call yesterday from a girl who was in a distressed state, reporting that she was the mother of the baby found at Bell Waste Control in Scunthorpe.

The teenager was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital where she has been admitted for post-natal care, a spokeswoman for Humberside Police said.

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Police 'concerned' for mother of dead baby found at recycling plant

Police investigating the discovery of baby's body in Scunthorpe say they are concerned about the health of the baby's parents.

Staff at the Bell Waste Control discovered what is believed to be the body of a six-month old baby boy this morning. A spokesman for Humberside Police said:

We are concerned that the baby's parents, in particular his mother, may need help and support following the loss of her child and as such she may be very vulnerable at this time."

We are urging anyone who can help identify the parents of this baby or the parents themselves to come forward in order for us to make sure they get any support or medical treatment that may be required."

– Humberside Police

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Police appeal for information about parents of dead baby

Humberside Police released this statement following the discovery of what is thought to be a baby's body at a recycling plant in Scunthorpe:

At this time, very little is known in terms of the circumstances which led to the baby seemingly being discarded but we are concerned that the baby's parents, in particular his mother, may need help and support following the loss of her child and as such she may be very vulnerable at this time. We are urging anyone who can help identify the parents of this baby or the parents themselves to come forward in order for us to make sure they get any support or medical treatment that may be required.

Humberside Police advise anyone with information to call 101 and quote log 152 of 02/05/12. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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