Police plea after baby girl found dead

A post mortem on a baby girl found dead in a garden has proved inconclusive, police said today.

The child, believed to be only one or two days old and of Asian appearance, was found dead in the front garden of a terrace house on Tinline Street in Bury, Greater Manchester, around 11.15am yesterday.

She was wrapped in a blue and white striped shawl.

Paramedics called to the house confirmed the baby had died.

The post mortem examination showed the baby was born alive but died afterwards.

Further tests were being conducted to discover her age.

Det Supt Sam Haworth of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team said: “We are more than 24 hours after the little girl was found and we are still no closer to identifying the mother.

“I understand that she must be extremely scared at the moment, but the most important thing is for her to get the necessary medical and psychological care she needs following this.

“I am appealing directly to the local community to come to us with any information you may have, what you tell us will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

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