Investigation continues into death of baby in Doncaster

Date published: 17 December 2021 20:31
Dated: 17 December 2021 20:30:37

The investigation into the death of a newborn baby, found deceased at a property in Doncaster remains ongoing.

Officers were called at 12.15pm yesterday (16 December) after the body of the newborn was found at an address in Norman Crescent, Rossington. Officers attended the scene alongside the ambulance service. Sadly, the baby was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
Two women, aged 17 and 45, who were arrested on suspicion of murder have today been bailed as enquiries continue.
 
Detective Chief Inspector Nikki Leach, Doncaster district safeguarding lead, said: “I know how distressing this deeply tragic case will be for not only the local community of Rossington, but for people across South Yorkshire too.  
 
“Whilst our investigation is still at a very early stage, I’d like to offer my reassurance that our enquiries continue at pace. 
 
“A cordon remains in place on Norman Crescent whilst our officers are at the scene carrying out their work, and we continue to ask that you avoid the area if you can. I’d like to thank the local community for their cooperation and patience whilst we investigate. 
 
“We remain keen to hear from anyone who may have information which might assist in our enquiries. If you think you might be able to help, please call 101 and quote incident number 325 of 16 December.”
 
Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.
 
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