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Fresh appeal to mother of baby girl whose body was found in recycling depot

Published 02/08/2016

The Greenstar recycling facility in Bray, County Wicklow
The Greenstar recycling facility in Bray, County Wicklow

Gardai have made a heartfelt appeal for the mother of a newborn baby girl whose body was found in a recycling depot three months ago to come forward.

The baby girl's remains were discovered by a worker at the Greenstar waste plant outside Bray, Co Wicklow, while he was sorting rubbish on May 4.

She was later named Alannah and laid to rest at Redford cemetery in nearby Greystones.

Three months on, Superintendent Pat Ward, who is in charge of the investigation, has reissued his appeal for the baby's mother to seek help.

"I am concerned for the welfare of baby Alannah's mum," he said.

"She is most likely in an anxious state of mind and in need of medical assistance."

He added: "I appeal to mum to immediately seek medical treatment. Myself or Sergeant Sorcha Fitzpatrick are available at Bray Garda Station to provide assistance to mum and dad.

"We will handle any contact discreetly and sensitively".

Supt Ward also urged anyone who may have any information, however small, that could help the investigation to get in touch.

A post-mortem examination on the baby's remains found no signs of injury.

The recycling plant at Fassaroe, not far from the county border between Wicklow and Dublin, deals with waste from across the country.

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