Police launch investigation as body of newborn baby is found in woods

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Officers were called at 2.05pm today to woodland close to Shore Road, Hythe, and a scene is now in place as authorities begin their investigations. The death is being treated as unexplained.

Source: Police launch investigation as body of newborn baby is found in woods

Police are investigating the death of a recently born baby boy found in an area of woodland in Hampshire this afternoon.

Officers were called at 2.05pm today to woodland close to Shore Road, Hythe, and a scene is now in place as authorities begin their investigations.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

Police say they are in the early stages of their investigation and a larger than normal presence will be in the area while officers carry out house-to-house enquiries this evening and into tomorrow.

Detective Chief Inspector Ross Toms said: ‘I have no doubt this will have been a very distressing experience for the mother of this baby.

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