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Former West Yorkshire detective Nick McFadden has been found guilty of stealing drugs from a police lockup and selling them in Leeds.

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'Serious concerns' over mother of dead newborn baby

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for the mother of a newborn baby found dead at a waste management site to come forward.

Police officers said they have "serious concerns" about her health following the discovery in Bradford last night.

A full post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later today to determine the cause of death but it is believed the child was only very recently born.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via: 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.

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Body of baby found at Bradford waste site

The body of a newborn baby has been found at a waste management site in Bradford.

The discovery was made last night by staff at the site on Valley Road.

The site processes material from homes in Leeds and Bradford. Enquiries are ongoing to determine where in West Yorkshire the baby may have come from.

A full post mortem examination is scheduled to take place later today to determine the cause of death but it is believed the child was only very recently born.

Officers are concerned for the health of mother.

My priority is the condition and welfare of the mother and ensuring she receives the medical care she needs.

The mother has clearly been through a terribly traumatic experience and I would ask her to come forward and speak to us.

– Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team,

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via: 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.

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Flood warnings issued following heavy rain

The Met Office has issued flood warnings and alerts across the UK following heavy rain.

In England there are three flood warnings and eight flood alerts. In Scotland one flood warning and one flood alert have been issued.

Flood warnings and alerts are in place across the UK. Credit: The Met Office

For a breakdown of the flood warnings and alerts in place, visit the Met Office website.

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