The body of a newborn baby girl has been discovered at a recycling centre in Suffolk.
Police were called to the facility in Needham Market where she was found by staff at 3pm on Thursday. Her death is being treated as unexplained and a cordon remains in place while inquiries are underway.
Detective Chief Superintendent Eamonn Bridger has appealed to the infant’s mother to come forward and seek medical assistance at hospital.
He said: ‘We reasonably suspect that the baby was less than 48 hours old, and as a result we have strong concerns for the mother. We expect she will be needing emotional support and urgent medical care, so we are directly appealing to her to contact us so we can help.’
The detective added: ‘There is no doubt that she may be frightened but it is very important that we reach her or we speak to someone who might know her.’
He said the major investigations unit will be working throughout the night and ‘keeping a really open mind about the circumstances’, adding that the recycling centre ‘received a number of deliveries’ on Thursday.