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Fraserburgh dead baby and mother's DNA on food wrap

Plastic food wrap found with a baby's body in a holdall in Fraserburgh had traces of DNA, probably from the dead boy and his mother, a trial has heard.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 26, denies asphyxiating her son with clear plastic food wrapping on the day he was born.

Forensic scientist Linda Muckersie told the High Court in Livingston the findings were consistent with Ms Dzinguviene holding the wrapping.

Lithuanian national Ms Dzinguviene denies committing murder in April 2010.

The baby, later named Paulius Dzingus, was found in the Aberdeenshire fishing port's High Street.

The forensic scientist said blood staining on the plastic wrap might have came from the baby's "bloody nose or mouth", or someone's hands which could have been wet with his blood.

The trial, before judge John Beckett QC, continues on Monday.

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