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Police probe as baby boy's body is found at Shipley waste plant
Police are investigating after the body of a new-born baby boy was found at a Shipley waste processing plant last night.
Detectives are urging the mother of the baby, who may have health and welfare issues, to come forward.
Police were called Associated Waste Management in Valley Road shortly before 10.30pm yesterday after the body was found among waste.
The site processes material from homes in Bradford and Leeds and police are trying to establish where in West Yorkshire the baby may have come from.
A full post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later today to determine the cause of death but it is believed the child was only very recently born.
Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, of West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "My priority is the condition and welfare of the mother and ensuring she receives the medical care she needs.
"The mother has clearly been through a terribly traumatic experience and I would ask her to come forward and speak to us."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.