Police hunt will never stop

A police vehicle close to the scene of the grim discover.
A police vehicle close to the scene of the grim discover.
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POLICE have pledged not to give up in the fight to discover the identity of the tragic baby boy.

Officers are continuing their hunt for answers almost nine months after the baby’s body was discovered in a Kirkham brook.

And Det Chief Insp Andrea Barrow, from Blackpool’s force major investigation team, has vowed police are continuing their efforts to trace the youngster’s mother.

She told The Gazette: “This really does remain an open investigation and we are really committed to finding out what’s happened and will carry on with our work.

“There are quite a number of lines of inquiry which are still progressing and we will carry on and hopefully somebody out there if they do know something they will tell us.”

The body of the full-term baby was found by a couple out walking their dog on Saturday, October 1, last year, in Spen Brook, a few hundreds yards from the Boys Brigade Club on Carr Lane.

Since then officers have carried out extensive investigations, spoke to hundreds of members of the community and featured the case on BBC One’s Crimewatch and ITV’s This Morning’s ‘Crime File’.

And Det Chief Insp Barrow stressed it is not too late for anyone with information to come forward.

She said: “For myself and everyone who has worked on the case it’s been very touching and we want to no what’s happened to him.

“There are no new lines of inquiry but the ones we are investigating are still very live and we will carry on until we come to the end of this.

“The other thing that is at the forefront of our minds is that somebody out there knows what happened.

“The mother knows and this will be quite traumatic for her and anybody who does know something about it I would just say to them it’s not too late.

“Please pick up the phone and tell us what you know.”

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