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Mum ‘found’ after body of newborn baby boy discovered in private garden

mirror– Police believe they have located the mum of a newborn baby boy whose body was discovered in a private garden yesterday.

Officers were called at 8.50am on Saturday after a member of the public found the body of a newborn baby boy in a private garden on Victoria Quadrant in Weston-super-Mare.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary said it is currently treating the baby’s death as unexplained.

The force asked the public for any relevant information as it was “extremely concerned” for the mother’s welfare.

But now they believe they have found the woman.

Detective chief inspector Mike Buck said: “Earlier today we issued an appeal to locate the mother of a newborn baby, whose body was found in a private garden in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday morning.

“During the course of our enquiries, information has been received which has helped us locate who we believe is the baby’s mother.

“This woman has been taken immediately to hospital where she’ll receive the expert medical attention and professional support she needs.

“I’d like to thank the entire Weston-super-Mare community for their help and support during what’s been a difficult day for all involved.”

North Somerset Children’s Services made a direct appeal to the newborn’s mum on Saturday, saying it has specially trained professionals who can support her and make sure she gets the medical attention she needs.

DCI Mike Buck said: “This is a very sad and distressing incident.

“We’re extremely concerned for the welfare of the mother of this child and need to trace her as soon as possible.

“We’re treating the baby’s death as unexplained at this time.

“I’m specifically appealing to people in Weston-super-Mare.

“Have you suspected somebody you know is heavily pregnant, but may not have been willing to disclose this?

“Their behaviour might have changed in the last 24 hours?

“You can contact us in complete confidence.

“Our priority right now is to find the mother of this child and support her, so please do the right thing.”

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