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Discovery of newborn baby's body Needham Market

The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team have launched an investigation following the discovery of a newborn baby's body at Needham Market on 14th May 2020

Details of Incident

Police are currently investigating after the body of a newborn baby was discovered in Needham Market.

Officers were called shortly after 3pm, Thursday 14/05/2020, to a recycling centre in Ipswich Road, where the body of the baby girl was found.

The death is being treated as unexplained and a cordon remains in place while an investigation is carried out.

Detective Chief Superintendent Eamonn Bridger said 'We understand that this would have been a very distressing experience for the mother of this baby.  Our current priority is to ensure she receives the care and assistance she requires and we would urge that she contacts us so we can help.

I am making a direct appeal to this baby's mother.

There is no doubt that she may be frightened but it is very imporant that we reach her or we speak to someone who might know her.

We believe the baby was born very recently so the mother may require medical assistance and we would urge her to speak to a healthcare professional or to attend a hospital.

At this time, our priority is ensuring she receives the care she needs and the right support.

If anyone has any information that may assist our investigation, please speak to us as soon as possible'.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting 'Op Shelby'

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