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Police give name to baby found dead in bag on footpath

Forensic officer at the scene
Image caption The body was found in a black bag in bushes in Marston

Police have given a name to a baby girl found dead on a footpath, and set a date for her funeral.

The baby, still with her umbilical cord attached, was found in a black bag by a member of the public in Marston, Oxford, on 29 February.

She had no signs of injury and a coroner recorded that she was stillborn.

Thames Valley Police has named her Raihana and said her funeral would take place on 18 October.

Detective Inspector Jim Holmes appealed again for the child's mother to come forward and repeated that she is "not in any trouble".

He said the funeral would be held at Wolvercote cemetery at 13:00 BST, and would be open to anyone who wished to pay their respects.

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Media captionPolice make last-ditch plea ahead of baby's funeral

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