Woman arrested after newborn baby girl found dead at recycling centre

A WOMAN has been arrested after a newborn baby girl was found dead at a recycling centre.

Emergency services were rushed to the centre in Somerset around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The body of a baby girl was found at Lufton Trading Estate in Yeovil on Wednesday

When police arrived at Lufton Trading Estate in Yeovil they tragically found the body of a baby girl.

Officers then raced to a vacant property nearby.

A woman, whose age has not been revealed, was then arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth.

Detective Inspector Ben Lavender said: “This is a very sad and distressing incident.

”We don’t yet know what has happened and are treating the baby’s death as unexplained at this time, pending the results of a post-mortem examination.

“In the meantime, it has been necessary to arrest a woman in order to interview her under caution and with the appropriate legal safeguards in place.

”While she is in police custody she is receiving appropriate medical support.

“I would urge people not to speculate on the circumstances of this tragic event.”

The Sun Online has approached police for further comment on the matter.