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Probe after a baby's body discovered at waste plant

By Robin Schiller

Published 05/05/2016

Police in the Republic are investigating where the remains of a newborn child found at a waste plant came from
Police in the Republic are investigating where the remains of a newborn child found at a waste plant came from

Police in the Republic are investigating where the remains of a newborn child found at a waste plant came from.

The baby's body, understood to be a girl, was discovered at approximately 11am yesterday morning by a worker at the Greenstar recycling plant at an industrial estate in Bray, Co Wicklow.

An investigation has been launched in order to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death.

It is believed that the recyclable refuse, among which the baby's remains were discovered, originated from either Co Limerick or Finglas, Co Dublin.

A source revealed that the remains of the baby were "not fully intact", and it is believed that the body may have been badly damaged as a result of coming into contact with machinery at the recycling plant.

Senior detectives attended the scene following the find and interviewed a number of workers as part of their investigation.

It is believed a member of staff at the plant made the horrific discovery.

The incident occurred almost a year to the day since a new-born baby, subsequently named Maria, was discovered in a plastic bag in Rathcoole, Co Dublin.

The body of another newborn baby was discovered at a landfill site in Swords, Co Dublin, in 2003. Tests showed that the baby had never been fed during his short life and died as a result of starvation after three weeks.

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