Newborn baby is found dead on Dublin beach as police desperately search for the mother over fears for her safety
- The infant was found on a beach in Balbriggan, north county Dublin this morning
- Gardai have sealed off the scene and are completing a forensic examination
- Officers said they are growing increasingly concerned for the baby’s mother
- Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Balbriggan garda station
The body of a newborn baby was recovered from a Dublin beach earlier today.
Gardai have sealed of the beach in Balbriggan, north county Dublin after the discovery of the body at 10am.
Officers have said they are incredibly concerned about the safety of the infant’s mother and ask her to come forward.
Gardai have sealed off a beach in Balbriggan, north county Dublin after the body of a newborn infant was recovered at 10am. Officers are concerned about the safety of the baby’s mother
The baby’s body was found in a beach in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, file photograph
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Gardai in Balbriggan on 01 802 0510.
Garda forensic officers are completing a full technical examination of the scene.
Local Fine Gael Councillor Tom O’Leary told the Irish Independent that he hopes the woman comes forward for urgently-needed medical attention.
He said: ‘Maybe she is under a lot of pressure, we don’t know the circumstances and the matter is very delicate.
‘Maybe her family and friends are aware of her situation and they could assist her in coming forward. She needs to talk to somebody.
‘God almighty. We don’t know the circumstances but to think of anyone that might have had to go through that alone and also in those terrible weather conditions, alone on a beach.’