South East Wales

Video appeal for mother of baby found dead in Newport

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Media caption'I know you cared for the baby'

Police have posted a video on social media urging the mother of a newborn baby whose body was found in Newport to get in touch.

The discovery was made just before 14:00 GMT on Friday on land close to Imperial Park, Coedkernew.

In the video, Lucy, a member of the team investigating, said she was "really worried" for the mother.

She added: "I know you cared for the baby because you wrapped your little one in a towel."

She asked the mother to call or text her or get a relative to do so.

A post mortem examination carried out on Monday showed the baby had been born at around full-term, police confirmed.

Gwent Police is currently treating the death as unexplained.

Anyone with information has been asked to call 101.

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