A POLICE investigation has been launched after the body of a newborn baby was discovered at a recycling centre.
Officers were scrambled to the site in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, yesterday after the tragic discovery was made.
A probe has been launched with Cambridge Police confirming they are keeping an "open mind".
The force has issued an urgent appeal for the baby's mother in case she needs medical assistance.
Detective Superintendent John Massey said: “This is an incredibly sad and upsetting incident for everyone involved and we are in the process of trying to establish more details about what has happened.
“We would like to make a direct appeal to the baby boy’s mother to get in touch with us – it may be she needs medical care or is in a vulnerable situation.
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“We are trying our hardest to get to the bottom of what has taken place but we cannot do that alone, so I would also appeal to the public for their help.
“Any information, no matter how small, could help the investigation run by our specialist child safeguarding team; even if that is given anonymously to us or Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information can visit the Major Incident Public Portal or call 999.
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