Inquest opens into death of baby found at recycling centre
PUBLISHED: 11:29 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:59 22 May 2020
An inquest into the death of a baby girl whose body was found in a recycling centre in Needham Market has opened.
The body of the baby, who is now being referred to as Baby S, was discovered on Thursday, May 14 in waste material at the Sackers Scrap Metal and Waste Recycling centre.
A hearing, which took place at Suffolk Coroner’s Court in Ipswich today, via Skype, opened inquest proceedings.
The court heard how staff at Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market saw what they thought to be the deceased body of a baby shortly before 3pm on May 14.
Suffolk police were called to the scene, where officers confirmed the discovery and she was later pronounced dead.
It was said that the date of birth and identity of the baby is still unknown. Officers continue to be concerned for the mother’s welfare, urging her to come forward to seek medical help.
The court also heard that a post-mortem examination took place on May 19 by a Home Office registered pathologist and a paediatric pathologist.
The results were undetermined and further tests will be needed. They are expected to take some time.
Senior coroner Nigel Parsley opened and adjourned the inquest until a date to be confirmed for further work to take place.
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