Merseyside Police investigating unexplained death of baby boy in Bebington

Merseyside Police has confirmed that on Saturday 30 January, the force is investigating the unexplained death of a baby boy in Wirral.

The body of the baby was found in a wooded area at the Brackenwood golf course on Bracken Lane in Bebington yesterday, Friday 29 January.

An extensive search of the area has now been carried out by specialist officers and an investigation is currently underway.

It is not clear at this stage when the baby died, how long the baby’s body had been there or the cause of death. A post mortem is due to take place on Monday.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lee Turner said: “This is obviously a very distressing incident but I want the public to be reassured that we will do everything in our powers to investigate what has taken place. I would ask that people avoid speculating about what has happened until the full facts are known.”

“At this stage, all we can say is that the body of what appears to be a full-term baby boy was discovered in a wooded area on the golf course yesterday and police were alerted.”

“A post mortem will take place on Monday to establish how and when he died and how long his body was there before being discovered.”

Extensive enquiries are currently being carried out to trace the mother of the baby to check her welfare and offer any support.

Merseyside Police is asking anyone who has any information which could assist them to contact us as a matter of urgency, either by calling 101, DM @MerPolCC or anonymously via CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.”

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