Newborn baby found dead in pub toilets in Leeds - reports

Monday 29 January 2024

A newborn baby has been found dead in a pub's toilets in Leeds, police have said.

Officers are appealing for the mother to come forward over concerns for her health.

The baby girl was found at the Three Horseshoes pub in Oulton at around 4.45pm on Sunday.

A full investigation remains ongoing today by detectives.

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DCI James Entwistle of the Major Enquiry Team, said: “This is a tragic incident and we are urgently appealing for the mother of the baby girl to contact us or seek medical help as she has been through an extremely traumatic ordeal and could well need treatment herself.

“If the mother is comfortable speaking to the police then she can do so by calling 101 or she can use LiveChat online to talk to us remotely at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat."

The baby girl was found at the Three Horseshoes pub in Oulton at around 4.45pm on Sunday.

In a social media post, the Three Horseshoes pub wrote: "There's speculation of something that happened at our establishment this evening.

"All I can say at the minute is I'm sorry to everyone that was in with us during the time this happened and to all that was due to come in and couldn't.

"A massive thank you to those that helped us whilst we were struggling as a team it really doesn't go unappreciated."

More to follow.

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