Police are unsure how the baby died or how long his body was there for (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
A baby boy has been found dead in woods at a golf club, detectives confirmed this afternoon.
The infant was discovered at Brackenwood golf course in Bebington, Wirral, yesterday afternoon, with no clear signs of how he died or how long he had been there for.
An extensive search of the area was carried out and post-mortem examination is due to take place on Monday.
Pictures of the scene today showed a forensic tent popped up on the popular golf course, run by Wirral Council, which has been closed since January 4 under lockdown rules.
Merseyside Police’s Detective Chief 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.
A forensic tent thought to have been erected on the 16th fairway of the course (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
‘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.
‘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 inquiries 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.’
Investigators say the discovery of the body was not linked to any missing person inquiries.
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