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Bridgend baby dies: Three police officers are arrested and taken into custody after an alarming discovery

The house where two dead babies were found is cordoned off as two men and a woman, aged 29, are arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child.

  • Bodies discovered at an address in Wildmill, Bridgend, around 8pm yesterday.
  • South Wales Police have since set up a forensics tent and cordoned off the house.
  • Officers made three arrests, all on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child.
  • Two men, ages 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old woman remain in police custody.

This is the scene of a cordoned off property in Wales after the bodies of two babies were discovered and three people arrested by police last night.

South Wales Police launched an investigation after the harrowing scene was found in a quiet terrace house in Wildmill, Bridgend, at around 8pm on Saturday night.

Officers arrested two men and a woman in connection with the discovery of the babies, and the trio were questioned on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child.

The men, aged 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old woman remain in police custody, a South Wales Police spokesperson told MailOnline.

This is the scene of a house cordoned off in South Wales after the bodies of two babies were discovered and three people arrested by police last night.

Officers set up a cordon around the property with a sectioned off communal rear garden area, while a yellow and white forensics tent was seen in the background.

Investigations are expected to continue at the scene for several days.

Neighbors expressed shock at the troubling development, with eyewitnesses recalling the “heartbreaking” moment when body bags were removed from the police van.

Charmaine Gardener-Ponting, 27, said she had lived next door to the home for a year and never heard or saw any babies on the property.

She said: ‘The police told us they were called to investigate another matter and that’s when they found the babies.

We didn’t really know them very well. We would say hello to them but we did not know their names.

“I saw the two guys on Saturday morning and it was a bit strange. They were leaving in the truck and we were leaving, but they sped away and suddenly sped up again. It was a bit off.

‘I have never known that the woman is pregnant. She didn’t see her as regularly as she would see a guy, but whenever I’ve seen her, she always wore very baggy clothes and wasn’t petite, so it would have been hard to tell.

‘The guy was always working on his car in the garage. He didn’t know if two men lived there, but he certainly was always there.

We would hear them having people in the backyard and speaking a foreign language. It is awful.

Officers Set Up A Cordon Around The Property With A Sectioned Off Communal Rear Garden Area, While A Yellow And White Forensics Tent Was Seen In The Background.

Officers set up a cordon around the property with a sectioned off communal rear garden area, while a yellow and white forensics tent was seen in the background.

The Babies Were Discovered At An Address In Wildmill, Bridgend, Around 8Pm On Saturday Night.

The babies were discovered at an address in Wildmill, Bridgend, around 8pm on Saturday night.

Another local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “They had a baby there, but I didn’t know there were two babies.” It’s devastating.

Huw David, leader of Bridgend Council, said: “This is shocking and tragic news, and Wildmill residents are supporting each other as South Wales Police carry out their ongoing investigations.”

“The council offers the police its full cooperation and reminds people of the importance of staying calm and avoiding speculation while the investigation is underway.”

Superintendent Marc Attwell said: “This is a very distressing incident, and we are asking anyone with information to get in touch.”

A statement from the force added: “South Wales Police launched an investigation after the bodies of two babies were discovered at an address in Wildmill, Bridgend, on the evening of Saturday 26 November.

‘Officers were called to the house just before 8pm Two men aged 37 and 47 and a 29-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child and remain in police custody.

“There is an ongoing investigation and detectives are eager to hear from anyone with information.

‘Anyone with any information can also contact us by any of the following means quoting reference number 399650.’

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