24/06/2015

Body Of Newborn Baby Found In Cardiff River

Police in Cardiff have reportedly recovered the body of a newborn baby from the River Taff.

It is understood that South Wales Police were called to the scene at about 18:00 on Tuesday.

The scene has been sealed and an investigation is underway.

Police have appealed for information.

Detective Inspector Paul Latham said: "We want to locate the mother of this baby to ensure she receives the medical attention she needs.

"We appeal to her to contact us, so that we can provide her with the support and reassurance that she requires.

"We want to hear from anyone who has any information concerning this incident or from anybody who may be able to assist us in identifying the mother of this baby, who is believed to have been born within the last few days.

"Whilst this investigation is in its early stages, I want to stress that our priority is the safety and well being of the mother at this time."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101.

(MH)

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