Baby found at North Lincolnshire recycling plant - ‘mother’ comes forward

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A TEENAGER has contacted Humberside Police to say she is the mother of a baby boy found dead at a recycling plant.

Officers received a telephone call yesterday (Wednesday) from a girl who was in a distressed state, reporting that she was the mother of the baby found at Bell Waste Control in Scunthorpe.

The teenager was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital where she has been admitted for post-natal care, a spokeswoman for Humberside Police said.

They added: “Whilst it is not yet clear exactly what the circumstances of this incident are, it is believed that the baby was newborn.

“The teenage girl is now receiving the necessary care she requires and further inquiries into the circumstances of what happened will be made in due course, including a post-mortem examination of the baby which is due to take place later today.”

The body was discovered on Wednesday by a member of staff at the plant as he worked on a section picking off cardboard, wood, paper, metal and other objects for recycling.