Lancashire

Stream baby death: Police hand out leaflets in vicinity

The baby was found in a stream in Kirkham
Image caption The baby was found in a stream off Carr Lane in Kirkham on 1 October

Police investigating the death of a baby whose body was found in a stream in Lancashire are giving out leaflets in the area, appealing for information.

The baby boy was discovered in Spen Brook, off Carr Lane in Kirkham, at about 14:00 BST on 1 October.

Tests showed the infant had probably been there for two to four weeks but it is not clear how he died.

Lancashire police have been trying to trace the child's mother but have so far been unsuccessful.

Detectives have previously said they would not judge her, but it was "vital" they spoke to her.

The baby, thought to be up to one-month-old and born full-term, was was wearing a fleece jumper which had turned brown. It is thought the top was originally blue and white.

Two towels, one green and the other with a Union Jack pattern, were found nearby.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lancashire police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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