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Mother of baby girl found dead at Fleet station traced

Members of the public left floral tributes at the station where the baby was found

Detectives investigating the discovery of a baby's body at a railway station have traced the mother of the child.

A teenage girl has come forward and is now receiving treatment, Hampshire police said.

The newborn girl was found wrapped in a plastic bag inside a bin by a cleaner at the front of Fleet station in Hampshire on Wednesday.

The death is being treated as murder after it was found the baby suffered injuries not caused during childbirth.

'Extremely difficult'

A spokeswoman said: "Detectives are continuing to investigate this tragic case and are working closely with the girl and her family to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident."

Det Supt Jason Hogg said: "This is an extremely difficult case for everyone involved and we would ask people to respect this family's privacy as they come to terms with what has happened."

A post-mortem examination was carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Thursday but the results have not yet been released by police.

However an initial examination showed the baby had suffered "significant injuries" after birth.

The infant's body had been wrapped up and hidden inside a Morrisons supermarket reusable carrier bag.

Floral tributes have been laid by people at the station.



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