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Bradford police find body of newborn girl on waste site

Site where body found
Image caption The newborn baby's body was found at the waste management site on Valley Road, Bradford

The body of a newborn girl has been found among rubbish on a waste management site in West Yorkshire.

Police said the baby's body was found in the early hours, by staff working at Valley Road in Bradford.

Officers, who are investigating the identity of the girl, have "serious concerns" for the welfare for her mother.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place to determine how the baby girl died.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Emergency services attended and it was confirmed the baby girl was already deceased.

"An investigation is under way to identify the child and the circumstances surrounding the discovery of her body.

"We have serious concerns for the health and welfare of the mother and ask her or anyone who may have information to contact the police as soon as possible."

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