At around 2.30am this morning (19 May 2011) Police received a call from a waste management company in Valley Road, Bradford after the body of a newborn child was found by staff.
Emergency services attended and it was confirmed the baby girl was already deceased.
An investigation is underway to identify the child and the circumstances surrounding the discovery of her body.
Police have serious concerns for the health and welfare of the mother and ask her or anyone who may have information to contact the Police as soon as possible.
A post mortem will be conducted today to determine the cause of baby’s death.
Anyone who has information should contact DS Ian Lawrie at the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 0845 60 60 606.