Inquest date set for baby girl found dead at recycling centre

An officer stands next to the cordon after the body of a newborn baby was found onsite at Sackers in Needham Market...

An officer stands next to the cordon after the body of a newborn baby was found onsite at Sackers in Needham Market Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

An inquest into the death a baby girl whose body was found at a recycling centre in Needham Market has been set for later this month.

Officers were called shortly after 3pm on Thursday, May 14 to Sackers, where the body of a child – known as Baby S – had been discovered.

It is believed that Baby S was born within 48 hours of her death and was carried to term, or close to full term.

The cause of the baby’s death was not established in a Home Office post mortem examination, which came back as undetermined.

An inquest was previously opened and adjourned in May while further work and tests took place.

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Since then, Suffolk police have combed through 11,000 hours of CCTV footage from the locations visited by bin lorries at the site that day.

Despite this, the mother of Baby S has never been found and police have continued to appeal for her to come forward.

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The full inquest into the baby’s death will take place on November 20.

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