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We are currently investigating the discovery - based on medical advice - of what we suspect to be a human placenta found in the Holly Brook Park area of Southampton on Wednesday morning (21 June).
We are in the early stages of our enquiries and a scene remains in place, with officers following a number of lines of enquiry in the area.
Southampton Chief Inspector Marcus Kennedy said: “While we are yet to establish exactly what has happened here, we are extremely concerned for the welfare of the person who may have given birth.
“I am making a direct appeal for her to get in touch with us. I know this must be a very distressing time for you, but I want to make sure you are getting the right help and care.
“I understand you may be frightened, it is important that you get in touch with us.
“We want to speak with anyone who has concerns about someone who has recently been pregnant, that you think may have been pregnant or may have given birth recently without support. “Anyone who contacts us can speak with us in complete confidence. Our priority now is to ensure the mother of this child receives the assistance she requires.“Officers will be carrying out enquiries in the Holly Brook Park area today and you will see an increased presence.“If you have any concerns, however insignificant you may believe them to be, please do not hesitate to approach an officer or to call us.”Anyone with information should call 101, quoting reference 44230246419. You can also submit information via our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us-forms/provide-more-information-to-be-added-to-a-crime-report/.
If you are not comfortable in talking to the police, then please consider contacting NHS 111 service, who will be in a position to support and pass information onto us.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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