The body of a newborn baby has been found at a Suffolk recycling centre.
Police have launched an investigation into the discovery in Needham Market at 3pm yesterday afternoon, where the baby girl – said to have been born “very recently” – was found.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but officers are urgently trying to trace the mother who may require medical attention.
Detective Chief Superintendent Eamonn Bridger said: “We understand that this would have been a very distressing experience for the mother of this baby.
“Our current priority is to ensure she receives the care and assistance she requires and we would urge that she contacts us so we can help.
“I am making a direct appeal to this baby’s mother.
“There is no doubt that she may be frightened but it is very important that we reach her or we speak to someone who might know her.
“We believe the baby was born very recently so the mother may require medical assistance and we would urge her to speak to a healthcare professional or to attend a hospital.
“At this time, our priority is ensuring she receives the care she needs and the right support.
“If anyone has any information that may assist our investigation, please speak to us as soon as possible.”
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