Body of baby found in Bradford

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THE body of a baby girl has been found at a waste site in Bradford.

Police were called by the waste management company in Valley Road, Shipley, at 2.30am today after the body of the newborn was found by staff.

Emergency services attended and confirmed the baby girl was already dead.

An investigation is underway to identify the child and the circumstances surrounding the discovery of her body.

Police say they have serious concerns for the health and welfare of the mother and ask her or anyone who may have information to contact them as soon as possible.

A post mortem will be conducted today to determine the cause of baby’s death.

Anyone who has information should contact Detective Sergeant Ian Lawrie at the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 0845 6060606.