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Greater Manchester Police is urging the parents of the baby that was found on Ox Hey Lane, Lostock, on Thursday 14 March, to come forward. It is expected that representatives from the Bolton Council of Mosques will begin planning the funeral today, which is expected to take place on Tuesday.
The baby was born alive and lived independently for up to two hours; however officers are still trying to find out what happened and who the parents are.
Police are appealing to the parents of a newborn girl, whose body was found a week ago.
Last Thursday afternoon, officers were called to Ox Hey Lane in Lostock, Bolton after the baby was discovered.
Wrapped in clothing and plastic bags, a note was attached to the girl's body requesting she had an Islamic burial.
Given the name Alia by police, her cause of death remains uncertain, as does Alia's age and ethnicity.
Officers will be manning a mobile police station on Ox Hey Lane today from 7am to 7pm, Chief Inspector Carol Martin, said, "I would encourage either parent to pick up the phone."
Police have confirmed the newborn baby whose body was found in Bolton was a little girl.
The baby's body was discovered on Friday by walkers in Ox Hey Lane, Lostock, near the Reebok Stadium.
Officers also recovered a note that requested the baby receive an Islamic burial.
A post-mortem examination failed to determine the cause of death.
A newborn baby has been found dead on a country lane in Bolton.
The body was dumped with a note asking for an Islamic burial.
Our reporter Ralph Blunsom reports close to where the child was found in Lostock:-
A chief inspector at Greater Manchester Police has appealed for information to locate the parents of the newborn baby found dead on a lane in Bolton.
Carol Martin said:
Police want to trace the parents of a newborn baby whose body was found in Bolton.
- Officers found the body wrapped up in clothing and plastic bags
- Police also found a note that requested the baby receive an Islamic burial
- It is unclear at this stage whether the baby was live or stillborn
Police say support networks are in place and are waiting to help the parents.
Police have not yet confirmed the sex of the baby but said a post mortem examination is expected to take place on Monday.
Superintendent Steve Nibloe said: "This is clearly a very upsetting incident and we already have a number of officers dealing with this at the scene and making other enquiries.
"We do not know with any certainty how long the baby has been there or how it has died and while I understand there will be concern in the community I want to reassure residents that we will be working hard to answer these questions.
"If anyone has any information whatsoever, regardless of how insignificant you think it might be, please get in touch.
"We are obviously deeply concerned for the welfare of the mother and if anyone has seen someone in the area or has any information about who you think the mother might be please call us."
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.
The body of a newborn baby has been found dumped in Lostock, Bolton.
Greater Manchester Police say the body of the newborn was found yesterday evening by walkers in Ox Hey Lane, Lostock, near the Reebok Stadium.
Officers say they are keen to check welfare of mother.