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Police psychologist appeals to mother of baby found dead

A police psychologist has appealed directly to the mother of a baby whose body was found in Greater Manchester to come forward.

The newborn baby was found in woodland in Heywood near George Street early yesterday.

Police have now confirmed the child was a baby girl.

A Moses basket was taken away from the scene and flowers have been left by residents.

The psychologists appeal is read a member of the police team:

  • If you are the mother or are calling on her behalf please contact the police psychologist on 07387705768


Investigations underway after shooting in Heywood

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101. Credit: MEN Media

Investigations are underway after a man was shot tonight in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to Pleasant Street in Heywood shortly after 7pm last night to reports a man had been wounded in the leg.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers are now searching for the offender and say a large police presence will be in the area ‘for some time’.

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