July 21, 2024

New appeal to mother of new-born baby found dead on beach

  1. A POST-MORTEM examination of a new-born baby whose body was found on a beach yesterday has found that no foul play was involved in its death.

The baby was discovered on Bell’s Beach near Balbriggan, north county Dublin at 10am by a volunteer who was cleaning the beach along the sea shore.

The examination, which was carried out today, also established that the child was a full term baby girl.

Gardai have issued an urgent appeal to the mother of a newly born baby, whose body was found on a beach on Saturday morning, to contact them.

Speaking at a press conference this evening, Sergeant Fiona Savidge of Balbriggan Garda Station said: “A member of the public found the body of a newborn baby at Bell’s Beach in Balbriggan. I want to get in touch with the mother of this baby, I am reaching out to you. I know you need medical attention.

“You need to go to your doctor, possibly a 24-hour doctor on call.

“If you could also go to an accident and emergency 24-hour care is available there.

“We are here at Balbriggan Garda Station at (01) 666 4500 or Tusla can be contacted 24-hours a day on 0818 776 315.

“I can assure you you will be treated with the utmost of compassion, care and 100pc confidentiality.

“I know you are a daughter, you are possibly a sister, a cousin.

“You may have a husband or a boyfriend. You may just have confided in a friend, so to anybody out there who the mother of this baby has got in touch with I am appealing to you to make contact with us here.”

Local officers, headed by Det Supt Paul Scott, immediately began inquiries in the area to help establish the identity of the baby’s mother.

Gardaí have also appealed to anybody else with information about the incident to make contact with them.


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