05-02-2012, 02:27 PM
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Dead Baby Found At Recycling Plant
Police have launched an investigation after the body of a baby boy was discovered at a recycling plant.
Officers were called by staff at the Bell Waste Control site in Winterton Road, Scunthorpe, at around 9.30am today after the body was found in items being sorted for recycling.
The baby is thought to be up to six months old.
The scene has been cordoned off in order for initial inquiries to take place however nothing more is known at this time as the investigation is in its very early stages, police said.
A spokesman for Humberside Police said: 'We have launched an investigation into the death of a baby following the discovery of a body this morning at a waste recycling plant in Scunthorpe.
'At this time, very little is known in terms of the circumstances which led to the baby seemingly being discarded but we are concerned that the baby's parents, in particular his mother, may need help and support following the loss of her child and as such she may be very vulnerable at this time.
'We are urging anyone who can help identify the parents of this baby or the parents themselves to come forward in order for us to make sure they get any support or medical treatment that may be required.'
Nessa Thompson, managing director of Thompson Recycling Group, who run the plant on Winterton Road, Scunthorpe, said: 'For the people who found it, it is terrible.
'We are very close knit and we heard what had happened through the drivers.
'It is absolutely appalling. I cannot think of anything worse.'
A post-mortem examination is being carried out tomorrow.