Newborn baby's body found wrapped in bin bag and dumped in wheelie bin
A NEWBORN baby's body was found wrapped in a bin bag and dumped in a wheelie bin, an inquest heard today.
The tot was still alive when he was born on August 9 in Medlar-with-Wesham, Lancs as his airways were open and oxygen was found in his lungs.
But he was tragically discovered "wrapped in an assortment of clothes" and stuffed in a bin bag inside a wheelie bin outside a home, a hearing was told.
The inquest – attended by the tot's grandparents – heard how a witness had a baby crying in the house on the day his body was found.
Opening and adjourning the inquest today, Coroner Andrew Cousins said: "I find on the balance of probability that the crying sound heard by the witness was the sound of the baby.
"I am satisfied that when the baby was born he was alive prior to his death.
"The cause of his death is not known at this time."
Lancashire Police confirmed there were no arrests or charges over the baby's death.
A full three-day inquest was scheduled for a date to be arranged.
Police. medical experts and witnesses will give evidence.
Mr Cousins said: "I'm very conscious that by the nature of these circumstances these events are distressing and highly emotional.
"I do not intend to draw this out, but I must balance this with my duty as a coroner to conduct a full, impartial investigation."
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