Newborn baby boy 'with umbilical cord attached' is found alive in bin

Newborn baby boy ‘with umbilical cord still attached’ is found alive after being dumped in wheelie bin in Grimsby

  • The baby was discovered among grass cuttings in the bin on the Grimsby estate
  • Residents on Nunsthorpe estate, north east Lincolnshire, heard crying from the brown garden waste bin on Langton Close, off Winchester Avenue, on Sunday
  • His young mother has been traced and has also been taken to hospital for checks

A newborn baby boy has been found alive in a wheelie bin with its umbilical cord still attached.

Residents on Nunsthorpe estate in Grimsby, north east Lincolnshire, heard crying from a brown garden waste bin on Langton Close, off Winchester Avenue, shortly before 5pm on Sunday.

The newborn was discovered among grass cuttings in the bin. He was taken to hospital and is receiving treatment.

His young mother has been traced and has also been taken to hospital. She is being cared for by the relevant authorities.

A newborn baby boy has been found alive in a wheelie bin with its umbilical cord still attached on Nunsthorpe estate, on Langton Close, off Winchester Avenue, Grimsby, on Sunday evening

At least four Humberside Police cars and vans, and two East Midlands Ambulances,  attended the scene, which officers cordoned off to investigate further, within minutes.

Officers were seen conducting house to house enquiries and interviewing ‘shocked’ residents. 

The quiet Nunsthorpe estate street is home to families and retired people in semi-detached and terraced homes.

One resident told Grimsby Live: ‘The mum must have been too young to understand or did not want anyone to know she was pregnant.

‘We only hope she gets the care she needs and her baby.’

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We received a call at 4.58pm on June 19, to a private address in Grimsby.

‘The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent two crewed ambulances and two patients were taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.’

Humberside Police said on Sunday: ‘Officers are in attendance at a property on Winchester Avenue following reports of concerns for safety earlier this evening (Sunday 19 June).

‘Assistance has been provided to those concerned. There are no issues or risks to the wider community.’

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