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Police have issued an urgent appeal to locate a vulnerable mother and young baby who may need urgent medial treatment after the discovery of a placenta and umbilical were discovered in a cemetery.

A Preston Cemetery worker on New Hall lane made the discovery this morning at 9.30am (Friday September 26th).

Police believe these are a placenta and umbilical cord, a forensic examination is underway to determine that these are human.

Inspector Keith Lee, of Preston Police, said: “While it is not clear how these remains came to be left in the cemetery I think it is likely there is a vulnerable young mother out there and possibly a new baby.

“If that is the case then I would appeal directly to them to come forward and contact police. “We are not here to judge but it may be that the mother and her baby need some medical help.

“I would also appeal again to any concerned family members or health professionals to call us if they have even the smallest amount of information which could help us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0287 of today (Friday, September 26th)

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