Body of A Newborn Baby was Found Dumped in a field near Rochdale:
The body of a newborn baby has been found by a member of the public in a field and police have launched an urgent hunt for the mother.
Police were called to the scene in Heywood, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, at just after 7am this morning.
A large wooded area has now been sealed off by police. Forensics teams, sniffer dogs and officers in mountaineering gear are at the scene, eyewitnesses say.
In a statement, the force said: ‘At around 7.10am on Wednesday 4 April 2018, police were called to a field near George Street in Heywood, to reports that the body of a baby had been found.
‘Officers attended and discovered the body of what is believed to be a newborn baby.
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the scene at 7.10am.
They sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle but didn’t take anyone to hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 368 of April 4, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.