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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.



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.

Emergency services tackle flood-hit Todmorden

Water on the tracks in Todmorden Credit: Twitter/@jams1999

Emergency services have worked late into the night to try to clear the water from roads and railway lines in Todmorden in West Yorkshire.

Parts of the market town were left under one and half feet of water.

Police have asked people to avoid areas that were badly affected and said that waves from driving through the water can damage houses.

They have also issued a warning for people not to cross a bridge in the town they believe may have been damaged.

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