A newborn baby boy’s body was discovered at a recycling facility.
Detectives have launched a desperate search for the child’s mother following the discovery by a member of staff at the Amey Waterbeach plant in Cambridge yesterday.
After the body was discovered at noon on Ely Road, police are appealing for information and saying they are keeping an open mind.
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.’
Amey Waterbeach’s spokesman said today that they had been told not to comment while the investigation is ongoing.
The Waste Management Park is located about three miles north of Cambridge on a 400-acre site.
The site provides skip and bin hire, as well as waste collection, to local residents and businesses.