THE mum of a newborn baby discovered dead in a private garden in a popular seaside resort has been found by cops.
A member of the public made the grim discovery in Weston-super-Mare yesterday morning.
Police standing outside the house whose garden the baby was found inCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The baby was found at just before 9am yesterdayCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Police had launched a frantic search for the baby’s mum amid fears she could require medical attention.
They have since confirmed she has been found and taken to hospital.
Officers are still treating the baby’s death as unexplained.
DCI Mike Buck: “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.”
Neighbours say the mum must have clambered over brickwork at the side of a gate to access the shared garden.
“It was padlocked so whoever dumped the baby must have been very determined,” she said.
“They’d have had to climb over a wall to get into the garden because that’s the only way in, other than through mine or my neighbour’s flats.”
The woman said neither her or her neighbours have any idea who the baby’s mum is.
“We’ve no idea whose baby he or she was,” she said.
“It certainly isn’t my neighbour’s baby because she hasn’t got one and I haven’t seen anyone pregnant around here for 18 months. It is a complete mystery.”
Police were trying to track the baby’s mumCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
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