Following the discovery of a dead baby girl in a wheelie bin, police are stressing to anyone who may know the mother to come forward and help her get the medical care she needs.
Searches were carried out last night in Richmond using thermal imaging cameras in a stretch of woodland near to where baby was found.
Police say their greatest fear is that the mother may be alone in the cold and in need of medical care.
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North Yorkshire Police have issued an urgent appeal to locate the mother of a new born baby girl who was found dead in Richmond
Officers were called at around 2.40pm on Monday 1 December 2014, after a member of the public discovered the baby’s body in a wheelie bin in a communal waste area on Whitcliffe Grange.
Paramedics attended the scene but sadly the baby girl could not be revived and was pronounced dead.
Enquiries are at a very early stage and our primary concern is to locate the mother of the new born baby girl to ensure that she receives urgent medical care.
It is highly likely that the mother is in a very distressed state and needs professional support.
We urge her to contact the police or medical staff as a matter of urgency as her health and wellbeing is the priority.
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The Royal Corps of Signals will then march through the town with weapons and fixed bayonets. The Princess Royal will then take the salute.
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