Body of baby discovered

POLICE have made a public appeal for information after the body of a newborn baby was discovered in a garden.

Wrapped in a shawl, it was found by a woman near her front doorstep in Tinline Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, at about 11am on Monday.

Emergency services were called but the child, thought to be up to a week old, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

Detectives are now appealing for information to track down the baby’s mother over concerns for her welfare.

Officers have not revealed whether the baby was a boy or a girl.

A cause of death has not yet been established and a postmortem examination and further tests on the body are being carried out but there were no obvious signs of injury.


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