Locations of where baby boy found at recycling centre in Waterbeach may have come from revealed by police
Detectives have narrowed down the area that the body of a baby boy found at a recycling centre in Waterbeach may have come from as the investigation into his death continues.
The newborn has since been named Gabriel by medical staff as he was discovered at the centre in Ely Road just before the start of advent on November 29.
Police continue their efforts, together with partners, to get to the bottom of what happened to him.
Recent enquiries with recycling centre staff have revealed it is likely the baby may have come from recycling collected from household blue bins in Peterborough and its surrounding villages, March, Whittlesey, Melbourn or streets off Mill Road in Cambridge.
A post-mortem examination carried out earlier on December 5 returned inconclusive results about how he died.
Detective Chief Superintendent John Massey said: “We are still investigating this tragic incident and trying to locate the baby’s mother to offer her all the support she needs.
“It is important to note that we have now obtained the baby boy’s DNA, so we can compare this to any name that is put forward for a parent.
“We are particularly touched by the gesture of medical staff ‘naming’ him Gabriel, given the start of advent, while we work together to try to identify him and his family.
“We are still keeping an open mind as to what has happened and are exploring every potential avenue, but if anyone has any information we would strongly urge them to contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Anyone with information is urged to pass it to the force online via the Major Incident Public Portal. If anyone has immediate concerns for someone’s safety they are encouraged to call 999.