Appeal to Poles in baby death puzzle

Spen Brook, Kirkham
Spen Brook, Kirkham
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DETECTIVES investigating the death of a baby boy found dead in stream have made an appeal to the Polish community for information.

It is now seven weeks since the boy’s body was found in Spen Brook on the outskirts of Kirkham.

Despite a major police investigation, DNA tests and nationwide appeals in the media police are today no nearer discovering the youngsters identity.

Detectives have now translated the appeal poster into Polish to raise awareness among all members of the local community.

In the last decade a large number of eastern European workers have settled in south Fylde, particularly in the Kirkham and Wesham areas.

Det Chief Insp Andrea Barrow, from Lancashire Police’s Force Major Investigation team, said: “We know there are a number of Polish people who live and work in the area and we want to make sure that we reach all of our communities as we continue our inquiries.

“Our main priority is still to trace the mother of the baby boy and we would urge her to come forward so that we can offer them the support they may need.”

The body of the baby boy was found on Saturday, October 1 in the brook which is a few hundred yards away from the Boys Brigade Club on Carr Lane.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the incident Room at Blackpool Police Station on 08451 253545.