Police have launched an investigation into the “unexplained” death of a baby whose body has been discovered at a golf course.
The body of the baby boy was found on Friday in a wooded area at Brackenwood golf course in Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside police said.
Extensive inquiries into the whereabouts of the baby’s mother to check her welfare and offer any support, as well as an extensive search of the area by specialist officers, are under way. A postmortem examination is due to take place on Monday.
The cause of death, when the baby died and how long the body had been there was still unclear, a force spokesman said. “I would ask anyone who has any information which could assist us with that to contact us as a matter of urgency,” DCS Lee Turner said.
“This is obviously a very distressing incident but I want the public to be reassured that we will do everything in our powers to investigate what has taken place. I would ask that people avoid speculating about what has happened until the full facts are known.
“At this stage, all we can say is that the body of what appears to be a full-term baby boy was discovered in a wooded area on the golf course yesterday and police were alerted.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.