Woman admits hiding stillborn babies

A woman today admitted concealing the births of four stillborn babies and keeping three of them in her wardrobe for about 20 years.

Bernadette Quirk illegally buried one baby in a cemetery and wrapped the other three in newspaper and rags and kept them in a small plastic bin with an air freshener.

Their remains were discovered last July by Quirk's daughter, Joanne Lee, who contacted police.

Today, Quirk, of St Helens, Merseyside, admitted four counts of concealing births when she appeared at Liverpool Crown Court.

She will be sentenced on October 11.