Belfast Telegraph

Stillborn baby found in car boot at Northern Ireland hospital

Police visited Derry's Altnagelvin Hospital
Police visited Derry's Altnagelvin Hospital

Police are investigating after a stillborn baby was found in the boot of a car at a Northern Ireland hospital, it has been reported.

The Sun newspaper reports a young teenage woman arrived at Altnagelvin hospital to report what had happened before she disappeared on Thursday.

Fearing for her safety, the paper reports, staff contacted police and the woman was found soon after.

It's claimed the woman delivered the baby outside the hospital grounds and the child was some weeks premature.

A car was examined in the grounds of the hospital. Police are also understood to have visited the Fetal Assessment Unit at the hospital.

A PSNI spokeswoman told the Belfast Telegraph officers responded to a "concern for safety" and with investigations continuing it would be inappropriate to comment further.

The Western Trust has been approached for comment.

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