A concerned resident heard crying coming from a bin and after opening the lid found the baby among grass cuttings in Grimsby, according to reports

A newborn baby boy has been found in a wheelie bin with his umbilical cord attached in Grimsby.

The baby was discovered in a brown garden waste bin on an estate at about 5pm on Sunday, Grimsby Live reports.

Reports say a concerned resident heard crying coming from the bin and after opening the lid found the baby among grass cuttings.

The boy is being treated in hospital, it is understood.

His young mum has also been traced and was taken to hospital where she is being cared for by relevant authorities.

After being alerted just before 5pm on Sunday there was a large response by Humberside Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service.

At least four police cars and vans were at the scene along with two ambulances.

Police officers were seen conducting house to house enquiries and interviewing shocked residents.

Paramedics were on the scene within minutes and a police cordon was constructed.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 4.58pm on June 19, to a private address in Grimsby.

“The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent two crewed ambulances and two patients were taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.”

Humberside Police told GrimsbyLive on Sunday: “Officers are in attendance at a property on Winchester Avenue following reports of concerns for safety earlier this evening (Sunday 19 June).

“Assistance has been provided to those concerned. There are no issues or risks to the wider community.”

The quiet street is home to families and retired people in semi-detached and terraced homes.

The Mirror has contacted Humberside Police for further comment.

 

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