Investigation continues following discovery of newborn baby’s body at a Needham Market recycling centre

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Police are continuing an investigation following the discovery of a newborn baby’s body in Needham Market.

Officers were called shortly after 3pm on Thursday 14 May, to Sackers recycling centre in Ipswich Road, where the body of the baby girl was found.

Extensive searches have been carried out at the site over the past three weeks and are due to conclude today, Wednesday 3 June.

The searches have been fully supported by Sackers and Suffolk police are grateful for the business’s co-operation.

Forensic work and a number of other enquiries are ongoing and are anticipated to take some time as part of this complex, detailed and comprehensive investigation.

As part of the investigation, officers have been undertaking house-to-house enquiries and collating CCTV footage from around 52 commercial waste pick-up locations. It is believed the baby’s body may have been placed in a bin at one of these locations, prior to the body then being transported to the recycling centre in a bin lorry.

Officers have visited over 800 residential addresses or business premises, many of which are in Ipswich and have also handed out posters.

Detectives remain concerned for the wellbeing of the baby’s mother and while they have made every attempt to trace her unfortunately, this has not yet been possible. Anyone with any information that may be able to help identify her or with concerns for a recent mother or mother-to-be, is asked to come forward as soon as possible.