Police have released images of a man they would urgently like to speak to after a human placenta was found in a Southampton park.
Officers were called to the Holly Brook Park area at 8.47am on Wednesday (21 June), after members of the public found a placenta.
Hampshire Police believe the man in the released image may have vital information that could help the investigation.
Southampton Ch Insp Marcus Kennedy said: “We continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the discovery of the placenta...
"We would like to stress that [the man] is not under any suspicion or in any trouble, but we believe he may have vital information to assist our enquiries.
"We appreciate the image of the man is very unclear, however, it’s the best we have available at this time – if you believe this could be you then please get in touch.
“If you saw anything that you think we should know, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please submit information to us via 101 or online at our Public Information Portal.
A midwife has made a direct appeal to a mother to get urgent medical help.
Ch Insp Kennedy added: “Our priority remains to locate the mother who has recently given birth to ensure that she gets any medical treatment that she and her baby need.
“I still urge her to make contact with a medical professional as soon as possible, whether that be a GP, by attending a hospital or walk-in centre, or by speaking to any other healthcare workers."
The location has now reopened to the public.
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