Police investigating after body of newborn baby found in field

George Street, in Heywood, Manchester
George Street, in Heywood, Manchester

Police are investigating after the body of a newborn babywas found in a field.

Officers were called to George Street in Heywood, Greater Manchester, at around 7.10am on Wednesday.

The scene has been cordoned off.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: "At around 7.10am on Wednesday April 4 2018, police were called to a field near George Street in Heywood, to reports that the body of a baby had been found.

"Officers attended and discovered the body of what is believed to be a newborn baby.

"A scene is in place while police inquiries continue."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 368 of April 4, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.