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New date set for inquest into death of 'Baby S' who was found on a conveyor belt at Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market



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A new date has been set for the inquest into the death of a baby girl found on a conveyor belt at a waste recycling centre.

Senior coroner Nigel Parsley adjourned the inquest today at Suffolk Coroners' Court until April 13 to allow police investigations to continue.

It is the fifth time the inquest has been postponed.

Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market. Picture by Mark Westley
Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market. Picture by Mark Westley

Officers were called shortly after 3pm on May 14, 2020, to Sackers recycling centre, Ipswich Road, Needham Market, where the body of a child – known as Baby S – had been discovered

It is believed the infant had been carried to term, or close to full term.

A Home Office post mortem examination failed to establish the cause of death - pending further investigations.

The death was first referred to Suffolk Coroners' Court in May 2020 after the baby was found.

The inquest was adjourned again today for police investigations to continue.

Suffolk Police believe baby S had been taken to Sackers on May 13 in one of two waste collection vehicles which had collected commercial waste from 52 locations, throughout the day.

Officers combed 11,000 hours of CCTV footage from the locations and areas visited by bin lorries, including more than 800 addresses and premises.

The mother and father of Baby S have never been found despite police appeals for them to come forward.