Police in Oulton are issuing an urgent appeal to locate the mother of a newborn baby discovered in distressing circumstances at the Three Horseshoes public house yesterday. The infant was tragically confirmed as deceased by paramedics who responded to the emergency call around 4.45 pm on Sunday, 28 January.

Detectives leading the investigation emphasize their primary focus is on the well-being of the mother. The incident has prompted an ongoing and comprehensive inquiry by authorities.

DCI James Entwistle of West Yorkshire Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and we are urgently appealing for the mother of the baby girl to contact us or seek medical help as she has been through an extremely traumatic ordeal and could well need treatment herself.

“If the mother is comfortable speaking to the police then she can do so by calling 101 or she can use LiveChat online to talk to us remotely at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat

“If she doesn’t want to speak to the police, she can contact the Leeds Maternity Assessment Unit on 0113 3926731.

“Our enquiries into the incident remain ongoing today with NHS partners but our main priority remains the mother’s welfare and safety.”