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Hampshire Constabulary - Op Cravat - Portsmouth

Hampshire Constabulary have launched an investigation into the death of a recently born baby found in Old Commercial road, Portsmouth 25/01/2020

Details of Incident

Officers investigating the death of a baby girl who was found in Portsmouth earlier this year have arrested three women.
A 39-year-old woman, a 21-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman, all from Portsmouth, have been arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
The arrests come as a result of our investigations into the discovery of the baby’s body at the junction of Victoria Street and Old Commercial Road on the morning of January 25.
The women are in custody at this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Baker said: “We know that this case was upsetting for a lot of people within the community and we want to reassure you that our officers are trained to deal with sensitive investigations such as this, which can often be very complex, and will do what is needed to get the right outcome for all those involved.

“While we know that many of you will have questions, we hope you will understand that we are not in a position to provide any further details while this investigation continues to progress. When we are in a position where we can update further, we will.
“Our officers will be conducting enquiries in the city today, so if you have any concerns or information that could help, please speak to them.”

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Hampshire Constabulary, quoting reference 44200030626 or Operation Cravat.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online anonymous form at  No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.