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Bray baby found dead at recycling plant was 'not deliberately injured'

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Image caption After the discovery on Wednesday, the child's remains were placed in a white coffin before being transferred to the post-mortem examination

A post-mortem examination on the body of a newborn baby girl found at an Irish recycling facility suggests her injuries were not deliberately caused.

Her body was discovered by a member of staff at the plant in Bray, County Wicklow, on Wednesday morning.

Police made a fresh appeal to the child's parents to come forward and seek help as they released some details of the post-mortem examination.

It indicates the baby was born some weeks earlier than initially thought.

Supt Pat Ward said he was particularly concerned for the welfare of the child's mother who was possibly in a distressed state.

"I would please ask for the mum to seek immediate medical treatment," he said.

He added that if the parents made contact with police then officers would "deal with any contact with us discreetly and sensitively".

On Wednesday, police carried out a forensic examination of the scene and Mr Ward said it was "possible that the baby was stillborn".

The child's remains were placed in a white coffin before being transferred to the post-mortem examination.

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