Hunt for missing baby called off

POLICE in Suffolk last night called off their search for the body of a baby at a landfill site.The hunt was launched at the Feltwell landfill site in Norfolk on Thursday, June 26, after police received specific information.

POLICE in Suffolk last night called off their search for the body of a baby at a landfill site.

The hunt was launched at the Feltwell landfill site in Norfolk on Thursday, June 26, after police received specific information.

Detectives have since sifted through 2,400 tonnes of rubbish during the operation, but still no body has been recovered.

Nina Smart, 22, of Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft, has been charged with preventing the lawful and decent burial of a dead body and endeavouring to conceal the birth of a child.


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More than a dozen officers searched a designated area of the site everyday with the help of contractors.

But Suffolk police revealed yesterday that the search had concluded last night after police finished their search of the sealed off area.

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Det Ch Insp Rick Munns said: "From our early inquiries, we know there was a specific area we had to search and we set perimeters for this work.

"The specified area has now been thoroughly searched with officers working in all weathers to go through an estimated 2,400 tonnes of material.

"I would like to thank them for their efforts and thank contractors on the site who have provided their assistance. Our inquiries will continue but the search at Feltwell will conclude at the end of today."

Hundreds of tonnes of rubbish are sent to the site every day and during the search, records were kept of where it was deposited.

It was hoped this would make it easier for officers who were wearing chemical suits and gas masks to pinpoint areas for searching.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said yesterday: "Police teams have been on site since Thursday, June 26 with around a dozen officers working each day being assisted by contractors."

The spokeswoman added that unless new information was received, police would not be re-examining the landfill site or any other area in Lowestoft.

Smart is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court to enter a plea on August 29.

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