Body of newborn baby found at recycling centre in Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire

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The body of a newborn baby has been discovered at a recycling centre.

Police were called to the site on the A10 Ely Road in Waterbeach at midday on Tuesday, after the infant boy was tragically discovered by members of staff.

Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary have described the incident as “incredibly sad and upsetting” and have urged the child’s mother to get in touch with them.

They add that they are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances.

Detective Superintendent John Massey said: “This is an incredibly sad and upsetting incident for everyone involved and we are in the process of trying to establish more details about what has happened.

“We would like to make a direct appeal to the baby boy’s mother to get in touch with us – it may be she needs medical care or is in a vulnerable situation.

“We are trying our hardest to get to the bottom of what has taken place but we cannot do that alone, so I would also appeal to the public for their help.

“Any information, no matter how small, could help the investigation run by our specialist child safeguarding team; even if that is given anonymously to us or Crimestoppers.”

A spokesperson for waste management firm Amey, which runs the recycling centre, confirmed emergency services had been called to the facility but declined to comment further while the police investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is urged to pass it to the force online via the Major Incident Public Portal. If anyone has immediate concerns for someone’s safety, they are urged to call 999.