Memorial Held For Baby Found in Hampshire Park

22 May 2017, 08:05

Hampshire Police

A memorial's been held for a baby found dead in a park in Aldershot in north Hampshire.

Police are still worried about her mum, who they say might need urgent medical help.

Officers were called to Manor Park, Church Hill, at 1.30pm on Friday after the body of a newborn baby was found among bushes within the park.

Detective Superintendent Darren Rawlings said: 

"I am extremely concerned about the welfare of the mother of this baby and I want to make sure that she is getting the help and support she needs.

"I am making a direct appeal to her to get in touch with us. I know that this must be a very distressing time for you, but I want to make sure you are getting the right help and care.

"I understand that you are frightened but it is really important that you get the help you need.

"Our priority right now is to ensure that you get the care and any medical attention that you need.

"So please contact us so we can help or go to a doctor or to hospital.

"If anyone has a friend or family member who they have concerns about, I would stress our immediate priority is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of this baby’s mother, so please contact us.

"I would also appeal to any healthcare workers who may have some information that may help us to get in touch."

Police have named the newborn "Baby M", as she was found in Manor Park in the month of May.

But officers say they're not in a position to confirm any further details about her at this stage.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44170188442', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.