Detectives have now launched a desperate search for the child's mother after the discovery in Waterbeach, Cambridge yesterday

Body of a newborn baby boy is found at recycling centre as detectives launch search for mother

  • The grim discovery was made at noon on Tuesday in Waterbeach, Cambridge
  • Police are appealing for information and say they are keeping an open mind
  • Detectives have also made a direct appeal to the boy’s mother to get in touch 

The body of a newborn baby boy has been found at a recycling centre.

Detectives have now launched a desperate search for the child’s mother after the discovery in Waterbeach, Cambridge, yesterday.

Police are appealing for information and say they are keeping an open mind after the body was found at noon on the site in Ely Road. 

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. 

Detectives have now launched a desperate search for the child's mother after the discovery in Waterbeach, Cambridge yesterday

Detectives have now launched a desperate search for the child’s mother after the discovery in Waterbeach, Cambridge yesterday

‘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.’

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