Video: Baston newborn murder inquiry continues

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Monday 4pm: Police inquiries into the death of a newborn baby in Baston are ongoing.

Officers launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a body at an address in Hadrian Drive at 1.51am on Thursday.

Police in Hadrian Drive, Baston, after the discovery of a newborn baby's body on September 5

Police in Hadrian Drive, Baston, after the discovery of a newborn baby's body on September 5

A post mortem examination was carried out on Friday and police confirmed the cause of death was an obstruction of the airway.

On Saturday morning a 16-year-old girl from the area was arrested in connection with the incident. She is still helping police with their inquiries.

Det Chief Insp Tony Heydon said there would be a police presence in the village while initial inquiries were carried out.

Speaking to the press at Sleaford police station today (Monday) he said: “The girl has been interviewed but she is currently receiving some medical treatment so those interviews have been postponed.

“We are awaiting her to be released back into the custody of police for us to be able to continue those inquiries.”

Det Chief Insp Heydon added: “We are supporting the family of the baby. They are clearly devastated but professional officers are supporting them and I am sure in time they will begin to come to terms with these horrible events they have had to suffer for the last few days.”

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the baby’s death, but have appealed for anyone with any information to come forward.

Det Chief Insp Heydon said: “Clearly people in the neighbourhood of Baston understand the full set of circumstances. All I can say at the moment is if anyone has anything they think is relevant please contact Lincolnshire Police.”

Call 101 quoting incident 33 of September 5.