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Newborn girl found murdered with multiple head injuries in park bushes

Detectives are hunting the murderer of a newborn baby girl who suffered multiple head injuries before she was found in the bushes of a town centre park.

CCTV of two people detectives would like to speak to Credit: Hampshire Police

The body of the girl, who has only been named as Baby M by officers, was discovered at the edge of Manor Park in Aldershot, Hampshire, by a member of local council staff in May last year.

Manor Park in Aldershot, Hampshire Credit: Hampshire Police

A post-mortem examination has found that the child, who died within a maximum six hours of birth, suffered multiple injuries to the head with other minor injuries to her body.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey, of Hampshire police, said scientific analysis by the National History Museum identified that the birth would most likely have happened between 6pm on May 15 and 8am the following day.

He said this led to a review of CCTV footage which found images of two people walking past the birth scene in Ash Road 10 times.

Mr Storey added that a DNA profile taken from the baby showed that both she and her mother, and probably the child's father, were of East Asian ethnicity.

He said police were considering that either the mother or someone else was responsible for the injuries suffered.

Manor Park in Aldershot, Hampshire Credit: Hampshire Police

This remains a particularly sad case which despite extensive investigation we are still are nowhere nearer to identifying the newborn baby, Baby M, nor her mother. We have a baby who is unnamed and at this stage is still not buried and we would like some assistance in order to identify the mother and obtain some justice for Baby M. Initially when the investigation was launched we were concerned regarding the health of the mother, so there were lots of inquiries undertaken with local partners, NHS and local communities in order to identify the mother which were unsuccessful.

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey, Hampshire police