Baby found dead at popular golf course as desperate hunt launched for mother

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A police hunt for the mother of a baby boy found dead at a golf course near Liverpool is underway.

The child’s body was founded in a wooded area at Brackenwood golf course in Bebington, Merseyside on Friday January 29 at around around 4.25pm.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lee Turner of Merseyside Police said at this stage all the force can say is the body of a "full-term baby boy was discovered."

Police have not made it clear how the baby died, how long he had been there or what the cause of his death was, but a search for the child’s family is underway.

Mr Turner said a trace for the mother of the baby is also in progress to "check her welfare and offer any support" and urged anyone with information to come forward.

A post mortem is due to take place on Monday, the force said.

A forensic tent has since been erected at the golf course following the grim discovery and police were seen searching the area with torches, reports LiverpoolEcho.

Pictures from the scene also show a large police presence at the golf course, which is run by local Wirral council.

In a statement, Detective Superintendent 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.

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Detective Turner added: "A post mortem will take place on Monday to establish how and when he died and how long his body was there before being discovered.

"Extensive enquiries are currently being carried out to trace the mother of the baby to check her welfare and offer any support. I would ask anyone who has any information which could assist us with that to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"I would also ask anyone who has any information which could further assist the investigation to contact us either by calling 101, DM @MerPolCC or anonymously via CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111."

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