Police find the mother of a newborn baby boy found dead in a private garden in Weston-super-Mare.
The body was discovered by a member of the public at a property in Victoria Quadrant at 8.50am on Saturday.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary said the woman is in hospital receiving “expert medical” care.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Buck described the incident as “sad and distressing”.
He said: “We issued an appeal to locate the mother of a newborn baby, whose body was found in a private garden in Weston-super-Mare on Saturday morning.
During the course of our enquiries, information has been received which has helped us locate who we believe is the baby’s mother.
“This woman has been taken immediately to hospital where she’ll receive the expert medical attention and professional support she needs.
“I’d like to thank the entire Weston-super-Mare community for their help and support during what’s been a difficult day for all involved.”
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