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Dead baby found at recycling plant in Yeri (Update 3)

A dead baby girl was found on Tuesday morning at a recycling plant in an area of Nicosia, police said.

Police said they received information at around 8am that a dead infant was found in Yeri in a rubbish bag on the sorting belt at a recycling plant in the industrial area by a worker.

State pathologists Nicos Charalambous and Angeliki Papetta were called to the scene. Charalambous said that the baby bore injuries which might have been caused after it was dumped in the rubbish.

Deputy police spokesman Stelios Stylianou told state broadcaster CyBC said it appeared the baby was one or two days old.

It is believed she had been dumped in a rubbish bin and was collected by a rubbish truck which dropped it off, along with the rest of the trash at the recycling plant.

Police are investigating among others whether the infant was dead when it was dumped in the rubbish.

Investigations are reportedly focused in the Nicosia areas of Strovolos and Aglandjia, from where garbage was collected the last couple of days.

Police said that a post mortem, which is to be carried out on Wednesday morning at the Nicosia general hospital, will shed light on the cause of death of the infant.

The post mortem is expected to also show if the infant was born dead or if it died later on.

The RadioTelevision Authority urged the media to treat this issue “with due respect and sensitivity” and avoid publishing unnecessary information. It also said that TV stations should not air any videos or content that is unsuitable for minors without first warning their viewers.

“The dead must be respected and are not to be shown on television unless there is a serious reason,” the CRA said.



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