BBC NEWS North Midlands/East West/South-West London/South North Midlands/East West/South-West London/South
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC News UK Edition
 You are in: England  
News Front Page
World
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
Education
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
CBBC News
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
Thursday, 12 September, 2002, 15:36 GMT 16:36 UK
Dead baby found in factory toilet
Police car
Police are trying to establish the identity of the child
The body of a new-born baby has been found in the toilet of a factory in Gloucester.

The baby was discovered at 1338 BST Thursday in the toilet of a factory in Alfred Street.

Police were called following the discovery and are trying to establish the identity of the child and the cause of death.

Police say the mother, a woman in her 30s, has been traced and taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.

The toilet in which the dead infant was found is in the Jermyn Street Shirt Makers factory.

The incident is not being treated as a crime at this stage.

Coroner informed

Detectives say they have little information at the moment but officers are still at the scene.

Forensic tests are being carried out to establish whether the baby was still-born or died later.

The local coroner has been informed.

A request has been put in for a Home Office pathologist to attend the scene.


Click here to go to BBC Gloucestershire
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more England stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more England stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | World | UK | England | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales |
Politics | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology |
Health | Education | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes