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Investigation continues after baby remains found at Wigan property

Human remains of a baby were discovered at a property on Marsh Green, Wigan, last Friday.

Specialist officers and crime scene investigators have been carrying out searches and enquiries, and have closed scenes at Marsh Green and Valley Road in Pemberton.

Five people, aged between 20 and 70, were initially arrested on suspicion of concealing a death and unlawful burial, but have since been put on police bail whilst enquiries continue.

Detective chief inspector John Davies leading the investigation said, “I completely understand why the news of this discovery has shocked the community. It really is a tragic set of circumstances.

“I want to provide reassurance to those residing locally that our continued presence in the area is simply to ensure we are being as diligent and thorough as possible, and to listen to any concerns you may have, not because there is any risk to the public. I am confident in saying there is no wider threat.

“This is an incredibly complex investigation, and as such is going to take some time to arrive at answers both we and the community want; we are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances leading up to the recovery of the remains. At this stage of our investigation, we have not found any other remains and believe this to be an isolated incident.

“As soon as we are able to confirm further details about the circumstances, we will do so. The cooperation and understanding of the community have not gone unnoticed.”

Anyone with any information which they believe could assist police enquiries, can call 101 quoting log 1609 of 10/04/24. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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