West Midlands man, 36, and woman, 21, arrested after newborn baby found dead in Morrisons car park

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a newborn baby found in a Morrisons car park.

West Midlands Police said the infant’s mother had been taken to hospital to receive care after the discovery in the car park on the Black Country Route in Bilston last Sunday just after 9am.

The force said a 21-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the baby’s death and they are currently in police custody.

A newborn baby was found dead by a member of the public just after 9am in a Morrisons in Bilston, Wolverhampton (the supermarket, pictured)

A newborn baby was found dead by a member of the public just after 9am in a Morrisons in Bilston, Wolverhampton (the supermarket, pictured)

West Midlands Police previously issued an urgent appeal to try and find the mother, saying she was 'in real need of help' (Pictured, emergency services at the car park)

West Midlands Police previously issued an urgent appeal to try and find the mother, saying she was ‘in real need of help’ (Pictured, emergency services at the car park)

Police said a post-mortem examination will be carried out on the baby boy, who was not thought to be at full-term. (Pictured, flowers laid at the scene)

Police said a post-mortem examination will be carried out on the baby boy, who was not thought to be at full-term. (Pictured, flowers laid at the scene)

Police said a post-mortem examination will be carried out on the baby boy, who was not thought to be at full-term.

West Midlands Police previously issued an urgent appeal to try and find the mother, saying she was ‘in real need of help’.

Detective Inspector Tim Draper, from our public protection unit, said: ‘This was a devastating discovery which I know has shocked and saddened many people.

‘I understand this is an emotive event however I’d ask people not to speculate on the circumstances of this tragedy, it’s unhelpful to our investigation which we are working through with dignity and care.’

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