Woman arrested after baby’s body found in bag in Leicestershire

Police have launched an investigation after the discovery of a body of a new born baby.

The discovery was made in the Hinckley area on Sunday 30 April.

A 27 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth. She is currently in hospital receiving medical treatment.

Detectives say the investigation is in its early stages and officers are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death of the baby.

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A post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday, with further tests being carried out to determine the cause of death.

Neighbours have expressed their shock at the discovery and said there was heightened police presence in the street over the weekend.