Update : Police and Health Professionals Renew Appeal to Trace Mum of Newborn Baby Girl that had Died in Bradford

Friday 28 August, 2020

 

A week on from the discovery of a newborn baby girl who had died in Bradford, police and health professionals are renewing their appeal to trace the mum.

Last week on Thursday 20 August, emergency services attended Bowling Back Lane in Bradford where sadly a newborn baby girl was found that had died.

The baby girl was wrapped in a pink towel, which depicted the island of Fuerteventura in yellow on a purple background. There were various pictures associated with tropical locations on the towel also including fish, sea horses and a palm tree (pictured a similar towel).

A post mortem examination was carried out last week and it was concluded that the baby was stillborn. It is likely that this may have been a concealed pregnancy and the baby was not born in a hospital setting, so the mum of the baby may need urgent medical attention.

Police and medical professionals are concerned for the welfare of the mum and continuing to urge her to get in touch. If you know of anyone who may have been recently pregnant, or anyone you thought may have been concealing a pregnancy please get in contact with us as it may prove vital information for our enquiries.

Police and partner agencies are extremely concerned about the mum of the baby and are urging her or any friends or family members to come forward to help us give her the help and support she may need.

Sara Hollins, Head of Midwifery at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Police and partner agencies have worked tirelessly for the past week to try and trace mum of the baby. We are renewing our appeal today to urge mum or her relatives to come forward and speak to us. We are incredibly concerned for the welfare of the mum, as the birth of the baby would have been extremely distressing and there may have been physical complications and we want to ensure that you are OK and get access to the help you may need.

“We are also appealing to the public for any information about anyone you thought may be pregnant, or perhaps may have concealed their pregnancy. I would urge you to come forward with any information, which may prove vital to help us with our enquiries.

“Please contact the police with any information via 101 or Bradford Maternity Services directly on 01274 672648 364531 or even via text on 07753 672648 quoting log number 564.”

If you don’t want to ring or text you can live / instant ‘chat’ to us remotely on https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat which will be live throughout the night or the following online portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/13XM020120S51-PO1

If you don’t want to speak to the police you can contact the Bradford Maternity Assessment Unit on 01274 364531 (open 24 hours a day).

 

 

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Friday 21 August, 2020

Police are continuing to appeal for information to trace the mum of a newborn baby that had died in Bradford as concerns grow for her welfare.

Emergency services attended Bowling Back Lane in Bradford yesterday (20 August) where sadly a newborn baby girl was found that had died.

The baby girl was wrapped in a pink towel, which depicted the island of Fuerteventura in yellow on a purple background. There were various pictures associated with tropical locations on the towel also including fish, sea horses and a palm tree (pictured a similar towel).

A post mortem examination has been conducted and it believed the baby was stillborn. It is likely that this may have been a concealed pregnancy and the baby was not born in a hospital setting, so the mum of the baby may need urgent medical attention.

Police and partner agencies are extremely concerned about the mum of the baby and are urging her or any friends or family members to come forward to help us give her the help and support she may need.

Sara Hollins, Head of Midwifery at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are very concerned about the mum of the baby and her welfare. Because of the nature and circumstances of the birth, we consider that the mother will be highly likely to have physical complications that require urgent medical care, which is why we are so concerned and anxious to find her, and she will also be experiencing significant emotional distress.

“Please contact the police via 101, Bradford Maternity Services directly on 01274 364531 or even via text on 07753 672648 quoting log number 564.”

If you don’t want to ring or text you can live / instant ‘chat’ to us remotely on https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat which will be live throughout the night or the following online portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/13XM020120S51-PO1

If you don’t want to speak to the police you can contact the Bradford Maternity Assessment Unit on 01274 364531 (open 24 hours a day).

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Thursday, 20th August, 2020
 

Emergency services have today attended Bowling Back Lane in Bradford where sadly a newborn baby has been found to have died. 

 

The baby was wrapped in a pink towel which depicted the island of Fuerteventura in yellow on a purple background.

 

There were various pictures associated with tropical locations on the towel also including fish, sea horses and a palm tree. Please see a picture of a similar towel.

 

Sara Hollins who is 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. 
 

“We are urging mum or any friends of mum to call the police on 101 or via 07753 672648 (you can text if you want) quoting log 564.

 

“Mum is likely to be from the Bradford area.”

 

If you don’t want to ring or text you can live / instant ‘chat’ to us remotely on https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat  which will be live throughout the night.

 

Or if you don’t want to speak to the police you can contact the Bradford Maternity Assessment Unit on 01274 364531 (open 24 hours a day)

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