Letters sent out in search to find mum of dead baby

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POLICE trying to find the mum of a baby found dead at a waste site are sending letters to homes across Calderdale.

Detectives are posting a total of 37,000 letters to addresses in West Yorkshire, including some to this district, identified as supplying waste to the depot in Bradford where the newborn baby girl was found in May.

They hope the letters might help jog the memory of a resident who may have either known the mother or have witnessed something which could assist officers.

Inquiries have so far revealed the baby was a newly born white girl who died two or three days before her body was discovered.

It is also believed the baby did not have a hospital birth and officers say finding the mother to make sure she is safe and well remains a priority.

Detective Superintendent Sukhbir Singh, of the Homicide and Major Inquiries Team, said: “The answer to finding the mother of this child continues to lie within the communities of West Yorkshire and we are carrying out this new information search to see if we can uncover new information to help us find her.

“Any case which involves the death of a baby is harrowing and we are determined to explore all avenues to both identify this baby girl and locate her family. The welfare of this girl’s mother remains a concern for us.” Anyone with information call 0845 6060606.