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‘No foul play’ in death of baby girl found on beach

The baby's body was found on a beach in Balbriggan in Co Dublin. Credit: PA

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a baby’s body on a beach in Balbriggan, Co Dublin have said there was no foul play involved in the infant’s death.

It comes after a post mortem completed on Sunday, which also established that the child was a full-term baby girl.

The baby was found by a member of the public on Bell’s Beach shortly before 10am on Saturday.

The discovery has sparked concerns for the well-being of the mother.

Urging her to come forward to receive medical treatment, Garda Sergeant Fiona Savidge said: “I can assure you, you will be treated with the utmost compassion and care and 100% confidentiality.”

She added: “I know you are a daughter; I know you are possibly a sister, a cousin; you may have a husband, a boyfriend; you may just have confided in a friend.

“So to anybody out there that the mother of this baby has got in touch with, I’m appealing to you to make contact with us.”