South East Wales

Baby boy found dead in Newport was left in leather bag

A bag that is identical to the one the baby was found in Image copyright Gwent Police

Police searching for the mother of a newborn baby found dead in Newport have released an image of a bag identical to the one the child was found in.

Gwent Police also confirmed the baby, discovered on wasteland close to Imperial Park on 29 January, was a boy.

The baby had been wrapped in a white towel with the words "St Annes" written along the edge and placed in the leather bag, police said.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

A post mortem previously showed the baby had been born at about full-term.

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Image caption The baby's body was discovered close to Imperial Park

The force added it would be an "incredibly distressing" time for the baby's mother and it wanted to offer her "the right support".

Police have previously posted a video on social media urging the mother to get in touch.

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