Body of newborn baby found in a Manchester field

Body of newborn baby found in a Manchester field

Police are investigating after the body of a newborn baby was found in a field.

Officers were called to George Street in Heywood, Greater Manchester, at around 7.10amthis morning.

The scene has been cordoned off.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "At around 7.10am on Wednesday April 4 2018, police were called to a field near George Street in Heywood, to reports that the body of a baby had been found.

"Officers attended and discovered the body of what is believed to be a newborn baby.

"A scene is in place while police inquiries continue."

- PA

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