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Baby dumped in rubbish bin

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“The lifeless body of a baby was found by children playing near the rubbish dump. The child is unidentified at this stage"

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THE POSTMASBURG police are investigating a case of concealment of birth following the discovery of the body of a newborn baby girl in a rubbish bin in Newton.

Police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana, said the discovery was made by children who were playing near the rubbish dump.

“The lifeless body of a baby was found by children playing near the rubbish dump. The child is unidentified at this stage. Her body was put into a plastic bag and dumped in the rubbish bin. We are investigating a case of concealment of birth,” Tawana said yesterday.

Tawana also urged anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the police.

“Any person with information that can lead to the arrest of the person who dumped the baby into the rubbish bin is requested to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Gabanakgang Chiri, on 082 3020 391 or contact Stop Crime at 08600 10 111.”