Gardai make appeal to mum of tragic baby found in Bray

Gardai at the scene in Bray this afternoon
Gardai at the scene in Bray this afternoon

Gardai have this evening appealed for the mother of the baby girl whose body was found in a recycling plant to come forward

Superintendent Pat Ward issued the urgent appeal for information on the mother.

"Our main focus is the mum, we've very concerned for the health and welfare of the mother, we believe at this stage that the baby was stillborn, but if the child was stillborn or not, the mum will still medical attention. We are making a heartfelt appeal for the mum to contact us."

A full post mortem will be carried out tomorrow - the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy carried out a preliminary exam at the scene today.

Results of the post mortem are expected to confirm the cause of death and how long the baby was alive for.

Members of the Garda technical bureau arrived at the scene shortly after 3pm and are set to carry out a forensic examination.

Senior detectives are also currently at the scene and are carrying out inquiries at the plant as part of their investigation.

A cordon has been put in place, but recycling trucks are continuing to operate at the premises.

The recycling plant is located at the Fassaroe industrial park, to the north of Bray, Co Wicklow.

Greenstar, who operates the recycling facility, have said they are supporting gardai in their inquiries but will not be making any further statement.