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A newborn baby has shockingly been found in a wheelie bin.
The grim discovery was spotted in Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate, Grimsby Live reports.
According to reports, locals heard crying coming from the bin, and found the baby among grass cuttings – and the umbilical cord was still attached.
The mum has been traced, and both have been taken to hospital.
The incident happened on Sunday at 5pm, and a large Humberside Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service was seen at the site.
One resident told Grimsby Live: "The mum must have been too young to understand or did not want anyone to know she was pregnant. We only hope she gets the care she needs and her baby."
An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 4.58pm on June 19, to a private address in Grimsby.
"The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent two crewed ambulances and two patients were taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.”
And local police said on Sunday: "Officers are in attendance at a property on Winchester Avenue following reports of concerns for safety earlier this evening (Sunday 19 June).
"Assistance has been provided to those concerned. There are no issues or risks to the wider community."
House to house enquiries were conducted at the scene, which is a street normally filled with families and retired people.
No update has yet been given on the health of the baby or the mother, but it is believed that the former is now in the care of the authorities.
Earlier this year, airport staff in Mauritius discovered a baby boy in a rubbish bin while doing a routine customs check, after an Air Mauritius plane had landed from Madagascar on New Year’s Day.
Following the discovery, they rushed the newborn to a public hospital for treatment, the BBC reported in January.
A 20-year-old woman from Madagascar, suspected of having given birth on the flight, was arrested a short while later.
She initially denied being the boy’s mother and was made to undergo a medical examination, which confirmed that she had in fact given birth while on board.
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