Police still trying to trace mum of baby found at recycling site

POLICE have said today they are still trying to locate the mother of the dead baby girl who was found near a Bradford household waste recycling centre on Thursday.

Emergency services attended Bowling Back Lane where sadly a newborn baby girl was found that had died.

The baby girl was wrapped in a pink towel which depicted the island of Fuerteventura in yellow on a purple background.


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West Yorkshire Police said a post-mortem examination suggested the infant was stillborn.

Concern for the mother of the baby remains the uppermost priority for police and partner agencies and are continuing to appeal for her to come forward as she may need urgent medical attention and support for the trauma she has gone through.

There are suggestions that the mother may have concealed her pregnancy.

Concern has also been expressed by Sara Hollins, head of midwifery at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

She said: “We are very concerned about the mum of the baby and her welfare. Because of the nature and circumstances of the birth, we consider that the mother will be highly likely to have physical complications that require urgent medical care, which is why we are so concerned and anxious to find her, and she will also be experiencing significant emotional distress.”

She is asking the mum or anyone who may know or have suspicions about who the mum may be to contact the police via 101, Bradford Maternity Services directly on 01274 364531 or even via text on 07753 672648 quoting log number 564.

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