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Police guarding Doncaster house after newborn baby murder as woman and teen girl arrested


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These are the first pictures outside a taped off Doncaster home after a newborn baby was found dead and two people were arrested for murder.

Officers were called to Norman Crescent in the Rossington area at 12.15pm today (Thursday) were the newborn’s body was found.

A woman aged 45 and a girl aged 17 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and they remain in custody.

For the latest updates on this breaking news story, click here.

A cordon is still in place, with South Yorkshire Police urging members of the public to avoid the area.

Officers are guarding the front and the back entrance to the house.

Temporary Superintendent Jamie Henderson said: “This is an extremely tragic case and I know the local community, and those further afield, will be very upset to hear about what has happened.

“At this time, our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death is in the very early stages and we ask the public not to speculate about the case.

“There is a cordon in place on Norman Crescent in the Rossington area while our officers carry out their work, and therefore we are asking members of the public to avoid the area at this time.”

Police are appealing to anyone with information which could assist with enquiries into this tragic incident to call 101, quoting incident number 325 of 16 December.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Written by: Rother Radio News

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