Baby found dead wrapped in towel at waste centre – cops searching for mum

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A newborn baby has been found dead wrapped in a pink towel – with police now searching for the mum.

Emergency services made the discovery on Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, west Yorkshire today.

The child was wrapped in a towel depicting the island of Fuerteventura in yellow on a purple background.

Police have issued a picture of a similar towel and asked that anyone with information comes forward.

Sara Hollins, head of midwifery for Bradford, said: “Our main priority is to find the mum of the baby as we are concerned for her wellbeing and want to ensure she gets the appropriate medical care and support.

“We are urging mum or any friends of mum to call the police on 101 or via 07753 672648 (you can text if you want) quoting log 564.

Bradford Council Leader, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, added: “This is heartbreaking news. We want to send our condolences and our prayers out to everyone involved.

"Our recycling facility at Bowling Back Lane has been closed until further notice.

"Our main priority now is to support our staff members who were affected by this incident and assist the police with their investigation into this awful event.”

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