Police make fresh appeal for information after baby’s body found

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Police have renewed their appeal for the mother of a newborn girl found dead in Bradford yesterday morning to get in touch.

Since yesterday’s appeal, detectives say they have received information from the public and are following up lines of inquiry .

But they are continuing to ask for any information that can help them uncover how the baby came to be in the waste treatment plant on Valley Road Bradford, where her body was discovered at around 2.30am on Thursday.

The cause of the little girl’s death has not yet been ascertained but police believe it is unlikely she was born in a hospital and may have died two to three days before her body was discovered.

Officers’ inquiries have revealed that some 97 loads of waste were delivered to the Valley Road unit on Wednesday, Of those, 51 were from Bradford and the remainder were from elsewhere in West Yorkshire.

They say this could mean the little girl is from another part of West Yorkshire other than Bradford.

Detective Superintendent Sukhbir Singh, who is leading the inquiry, said: “I thank members of the public who have contacted us so far. Our focus continues to be to identify this baby’s mother and I would urge her friends, relatives and neighbours to contact West Yorkshire Police.

“Somebody in West Yorkshire must know who the mother of this child is and I would ask them to provide the key piece information we need to find her.

“We remain greatly concerned for the mother’s condition and welfare and want to ensure she gets the medical attention she deserves.”

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