Newborn baby boy found dead on waste recycling plant conveyor belt

Newborn baby boy found dead on waste recycling plant conveyor belt
Published: 2014 December 13 09:09:34 (5230 Views)
A newborn baby boy in Shipley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire, was allegedly found dead on a moving conveyor belt at a waste recycling plant after he was thrown out with the rubbish.

The body was discovered by a worker operating a picking line at Associated Waste Management at 10pm on September 18 last year.

At the time, the worker was separating mixed household and business waste including glass and paper.

It is thought the baby was born four weeks premature and was alive when his mother gave birth - but he died shortly afterwards.



Doctors believe he had been dead for a few days before he was discovered.

Police who investigated sent leaflets to more than 35,000 local households that had rubbish collected that day in a bid to trace the mother.

They also liaised with hospitals and quizzed 15 women as potential suspects but all were found to have given birth to healthy babies or were never pregnant at all.

Inquiries revealed a second baby had been found at the same plant 18 months earlier. She was not identified and there was no DNA profile to match her and the boy.

The hearing was told officers were unable to identify the boy. His cause of death is also unknown as his body had suffered numerous fractures before being found.



Source - DailyMail

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