A newborn baby has been found in a wheelie bin on Grimsby’s Nunsthorpe estate.
Grimsby Live understands the boy, who still had the umbilical cord attached, is being treated in hospital. He was discovered in a brown garden waste bin on Langton Close off Winchester Avenue at about 5pm on Sunday.
There are reports that a concerned resident heard crying coming from the bin and after opening the lid discovered the baby among grass cuttings. The baby’s young mum has been traced and was also taken to hospital and is now being cared for by relevant authorities.
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After being alerted just before 5pm on Sunday there was a large response by Humberside Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service. At least four police cars and vans were at the scene along with two ambulances.
Police 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.”
Paramedics were on the scene within minutes and a police cordon was constructed. 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 they could not give any more details other than the statement provided to GrimsbyLive on Sunday. That statement read: “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.”