The suspected remains of a new born baby have been discovered at recycling plant in Ireland, police have said.
The find was made yesterday morning at a waste facility in Bray, Co Wicklow.
Gardai said they are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of “what is believed to be the body of a new born baby”.
“The scene has been preserved for a forensic examination and the offices of the state pathologist have been notified,” a Garda spokesman said.
Garda technical experts have also been called to the scene to carry out a forensic examination.
“Inquiries are ongoing,” the Garda spokesman added.
Greenstar, a waste company with a recycling plant at Fassaroe, in Bray, confirmed it was helping investigators.
“We are supporting the gardai with their enquiries,” a spokeswoman said.
“The company will not be making any statement regarding the incident.”
The recycling plant has a number of large sheds.
The garda operation appeared to be focused around one particular machine at the rear of one of the sheds.
Forensic detectives dressed in white overalls could be seen at the machine sifting through waste close to a conveyor belt.
A garda photographer was also present at the scene.