Two years after the body of a baby boy was found in a brook in Kirkham, detectives have issued a fresh appeal to track the tot’s mother.
The baby’s body was found in Spen Brook, a few hundred yards away from the Boys Brigade Club on Carr Lane on Saturday, October 1st 2011.
A blue and white striped fleece, by George at Asda, was found at the scene.
Work is currently on going around DNA profiles and officers have also carried out extensive enquires which have included searches of the area, speaking to hundreds of members of the community, and the launch of a national media campaign with appeals on BBC1’s Crimewatch and ITV1’s This Morning’s ‘Crime File’.
Detectives have also done a Facebook advert which has attracted over 1,900 views and a YouTube video appeal which has reached more than 2,500 people – all in a bid to try to trace the mother of the baby boy.
A funeral was held at St Michael’s Church Kirkham in June last year after the community rallied round to raise money or provide services free of charge.
Shortly after the baby was discovered a man was arrested on suspicion of murder but was later released without charge.
The 35-year-old, from Barrow in Cumbria, claimed to have been involved in the child’s death but was realeased the next day.
Fylde Chief Inspector David Old said: “I’m sure that this little boy’s mother thinks about him, especially at this time of year, and I would renew our appeal for her to come forward and speak to us.
“This is not about turning anyone into a criminal, this is about concern for her welfare and ensuring the appropriate support is available to anyone who is connected with this very sad situation.
“This case remains open and someone must know who the mother is and I would urge them to come forward and tell us what they know.
“It’s not too late to come forward and speak to us.”
People with information can contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken.