Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baby's Body Found By Lancashire Dog Walker - 2nd Oct 2011

The body of a baby, thought to be aged around two months, has been found by a person who was out walking their dog in Lancashire.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out to try to establish the cause of the child's death.

The body was discovered in a ditch off Carr Lane in Kirkham on Saturday.

Detective Superintendent Neil Esseen, of Lancashire Police, said: "We are in the early stages of this investigation and the death of this child is at the moment unexplained.

"What is not clear at this stage is whether there is perhaps a vulnerable young mother out there who may have left her baby or whether this is something more sinister.

"If there is someone out there who has abandoned a young child in this area then I would appeal to them directly to get in touch with the police. Read More

:: Anyone with information is asked to call Lancashire Police on 08451 25 35 45 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.