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48 hour old baby found dead in a Suffolk recycling centre

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The body of a baby girl was found in a household recycling centre and is thought to have been less that 48 hours old, police have said.

The baby was found by staff at the Sackers facility in Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, just after 3pm on the 14th May.

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

Suffolk police are desperate to speak to the mother as they were concerned for her wellbeing.

Eamonn Bridger, Detective Chief Superintendent of Suffolk police, said: “We can only imagine the emotional distress and physical distress that lady’s been through, and it’s essential she gets the help of medical professionals that she needs.”

“Obviously we keep a really open mind about the nature of the investigation but at this time the absolute priority is her wellbeing.”

Det Ch Supt Bridger made a direct appeal to the mother, or anyone who knows of her whereabouts to come forward.

He added that detectives had been at the recycling site since “staff made the shocking and tragic discovery”. A team had been there overnight and the investigations are contiuing.

A spokeswoman for Sackers said: “Our recycling sorting facilities are so thorough that we believe the baby was found very quickly once it was at our Needham Market site.”

She added that the company were supporting the staff who found the poor baby’s body, and assisting the police with its investigations.



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