Body of newborn baby found in Bradford

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The body of a newborn child has been found at a waste management site in Bradford.

Officers have serious concerns for the health of the mother whose newborn baby was found by staff at the site on Valley Road, at 10.28pm on Wednesday, September 18.

The site processes material from homes in Leeds and Bradford and enquiries are currently ongoing to determine where in West Yorkshire the baby may have come from.

A full post mortem is scheduled to take place later today to determine the cause of death but it is believed the child was only very recently born.

Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “My priority is the condition and welfare of the mother and ensuring she receives the medical care she needs.

“The mother has clearly been through a terribly traumatic experience and I would ask her to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via: 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.

No further details are expected to be released today.