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Three women aged 20, 21 and 39 are arrested for murdering a newborn

Three women aged 20, 21 and 39 are arrested for murdering a newborn baby whose body was found dumped next to a yellow Primark towel believed to be related to the child’s mother

  • The baby’s body was found under a street lamp in Portsmouth on January 25
  • Suspects, who were all locals, were arrested this morning after a morning raid
  • Police have insisted that mother come forward for fear of well-being

Three women were arrested today for the murder of a newborn baby found dead on a city street.

The baby’s body was dumped under a street lamp on a cobbled residential road in the center of Portsmouth on the morning of January 25. Next to the child’s body was a yellow Primark towel supposedly attached to her mother.

The suspects, 39, 21 and 20, who were all from the surrounding area, were the target of a sunrise raid and arrested for conspiracy to commit murder.

A newborn baby was found dead on January 25 under a street lamp on a cobbled residential road in Portsmouth

Next to the child's body was a yellow Primark towel supposedly attached to her mother. Civil servants are seen as part of a call to come forward

Next to the child's body was a yellow Primark towel supposedly attached to her mother. Civil servants are seen as part of a call to come forward

Next to the child’s body was a yellow Primark towel supposedly attached to her mother. Civil servants are seen as part of a call to come forward

The Hampshire Police Department has analyzed hundreds of hours of camera footage from over 60 different locations as part of its investigation of the tragedy.

Several calls have been made to bring up the mother for fear of her health, and experts from the National Crime Agency have been called in to assist in the large-scale investigation.

The yellow towel found by the girl at the intersection of Victoria Street and Old Commercial Road is said to be an essential clue to the mother’s identity, police said.

Detective Superintendent Simon Baker said today, “We know that this case was disturbing to many people in the community.

“We want to assure you that our officers are trained to handle sensitive investigations like this, which can often be very complex and will do whatever it takes to get the right outcome for everyone involved.

“Although we know many of you will have questions, we hope you understand that we are unable to provide further details as this investigation continues. When we are in a position where we can update further, we will.

“Our agents will be inquiring into the city today, so if you are concerned or have information that could help you, please contact them.”

The audience placed flowers at the site of the tragedy in central Portsmouth

The audience placed flowers at the site of the tragedy in central Portsmouth

The audience placed flowers at the site of the tragedy in central Portsmouth

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