Body of newborn baby found wrapped in beach towel on street in Bradford

The body of a newborn baby was found wrapped in a towel in Bradford. (West Yorkshire Police/Getty)
The body of a newborn baby was found wrapped in a towel in Bradford. (West Yorkshire Police/Getty)

Police are looking for the mother of a newborn baby found dead wrapped in a beach towel on a street in Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police said emergency services were called to Bowling Back Lane in Bradford on Thursday after the baby was discovered in the towel, which depicts the island of Fuerteventura.

Authorities are now looking for the mother amid concerns for her wellbeing.

In a statement issued through West Yorkshire Police, Sara Hollins, head of midwifery for Bradford, said: “Our main priority is to find the mum of the baby as we are concerned for her wellbeing and want to ensure she gets the appropriate medical care and support.”

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She urged the baby’s mother, who she said is likely to be from the area, or any of her friends to call police or text them.

Police have also released a picture of the pink beach towel, which depicts the island of Fuerteventura in yellow on a purple background, as well as various pictures including fish, sea horses and a palm tree.

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Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or call or text 07753 672648 quoting log 564.

West Yorkshire Police said if people don’t want to phone or text they can also live or instant chat on https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat or contact the Bradford Maternity Assessment Unit on 01274 364531.