Authorities 'extremely concerned' for mum of Bradford baby found dead in towel after post-mortem examination completed

The mum of a baby which was found dead in a towel in Bradford is likely to need urgent medical care, a top midwife said today (Friday), as it was revealed the baby girl was likely stillborn.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Friday, 21st August 2020, 5:48 pm

The police and partner agencies are "extremely concerned" about the mum of the baby and are urging her or any friends or family to come forward to help them give her the help and support she may need.

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A similar towel to the one the little girl was found in.

The towel 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.

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.

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 364531or even via text on 07753 672648 quoting log number 564.”