Two people have been arrested. After a newborn baby was discovered dead in a supermarket car park.
Newborn baby found dead in Morrisons car park. Police detained a 21-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man over the incident. After officers were alerted by a member of the public on Sunday. They made the tragic discovery at Morrisons in Bilston, West Midlands.
During a search the mother was tracked down that evening and taken to hospital.
West Midlands Police said on Monday that a man and woman had been arrested in connection with the death of the baby.
The pair are being questioned by police and remain in custody. The baby boy, who it’s believed was born prematurely. Will undergo a post-mortem examination.
West Midlands Police’s public protection unit Detective Inspector, Tim Draper, said. “This was a devastating discovery which I know has shocked and saddened many people.
I understand this is an emotive event, however I’d ask people not to speculate on the circumstances of this tragedy. It’s unhelpful to our investigation which we are working through with dignity and care.”
At the time of the discovery Det Insp Jim Edmonds said. “This is a truly tragic discovery. And we’ve been treating the scene and the baby with the utmost care and dignity.
While we don’t yet know what has happened, what we do know is that there must be a mother out there who is in real need of help and she is my absolute priority at the moment.
We have been checking CCTV and speaking to hospitals. But it may be that the mother or someone who knows who she is sees this appeal.
I really want to speak to her to make sure she’s OK, and to ensure that she can get the help that she urgently needs.”