Search for mum after placenta find in park

A SEARCH is under for way for a new mother after human placenta was found near a Batley park.

A dog walker made the find near Hyrstlands Park off Track Road at around 9.40am on Wednesday.

It was in a red and white drawstring CEX bag and was found by a dog walking with its owners.

On closely inspection the owners saw the organ and immediately contacted the emergency services.

Police and paramedics attended and determined the organ was a human placenta.

It is feared a woman may have recently given birth and be in need of medical attention.

Searches have been made of the area and police are working with hospitals and other NHS services and carried out further forensic tests yesterday (Thursday).

Det Sgt Adrian Belle, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who can explain how the placenta came to be in this location.

“We do know the placenta was from a baby which had progressed to full term.

“And we are, of course, anxious to trace both the mother and the child to check on their welfare.

“Both will need medical attention if that has not already been provided and that is our overriding concern.”

Anyone with information can call Kirklees CID on 01484 436548 quoting log 0365 of Wednesday June 10.

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