A BABY boy has been found dead in a woodland as police investigate the incident and look for his mum.
The child's body was found in a wooded area at the Brackenwood Golf Course on Bracken Lane in Bebington, Wirral, yesterday.
At this stage, the circumstances of the baby's death are not clear.
Merseyside Police are investigating the incident and treating the death as unexplained.
A post mortem will take place on Monday to establish how and when the baby died and how long his body was there before being discovered, police said.
Officers are working to trace the boy's mum to check her welfare and offer any support, Merseyside Police added.
Police are asking anyone who has any information relating to the incident to get in touch with them.
Detective Chief Superintendent Lee Turner said: "This is obviously a very distressing incident but I want the public to be reassured that we will do everything in our powers to investigate what has taken place.
"I would ask that people avoid speculating about what has happened until the full facts are known.
"At this stage, all we can say is that the body of what appears to be a full-term baby boy was discovered in a wooded area on the golf course yesterday and police were alerted.
"A post mortem will take place on Monday to establish how and when he died and how long his body was there before being discovered.
"Extensive enquiries are currently being carried out to trace the mother of the baby to check her welfare and offer any support.
"I would ask anyone who has any information which could assist us with that to contact us as a matter of urgency.
"I would also ask anyone who has any information which could further assist the investigation to contact us either by calling 101, DM @MerPolCC or anonymously via CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111."
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