Newborn Baby S found dead at recycling depot laid to rest by STRANGERS

Tragic newborn Baby S is laid to rest by STRANGERS two years after her body was found dumped in a recycling plant sparking failed hunt for mother

  • ‘Baby Swas found dead at the depot near Ipswich during lockdown in May 2020
  • Police believe she was dumped in a bin which was later taken to the centre
  • A moving ceremony for the child took place today with several attendees
  • Polisie, council staff and workers at the recycling depot all paid their respects
  • The baby’s mother is unknown and the police are appealing to find her
  • The funeral of a newborn baby girl who was found dead at a recycling depot near Ipswich was held today as police made an appeal for her mother to come forward.

    The unidentified baby, who is known only as ‘Baby S’, was compared to a ‘rosebudthat was not given the chance to bloom as she was laid to rest in a tiny white coffin during a moving graveside ceremony.

    A crowd of 15 mourners including police, council officials and six staff from the recycling firm where she was found gathered to say their final farewell to her.

    Some wiped away tears as her coffin was carried to her grave with a single white rose on top in the children’s section of the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich, Suffolk.

    Baby S was discovered during the first lockdown on May 14, 2020, by staff sorting waste at the Sackers recycling depot in Needham Market.

    Police believe she was dumped in a bin at one of 52 commercial sites in the Ipswich area which had waste picked up and taken to the centre earlier in the day by two Sackers lorries.

    Members of staff from Sackers recycling depot along with police and council staff at the funeral of Baby S in Ipswich, Suffolk

    Members of staff from Sackers recycling depot along with police and council staff at the funeral of Baby S in Ipswich, Suffolk

    The tiny white coffin of Baby S is carried from the hearse before being interred

    The tiny white coffin of Baby S is carried from the hearse before being interred

    A beautiful flower wreath spelling out 'Baby S' was laid at her funeral, accompanied by several flower bouquets

    A beautiful flower wreath spelling out ‘Baby Swas laid at her funeral, accompanied by several flower bouquets

    Police vehicles are pictured at the Sackers recycling depot in Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, where Baby S' body was found during the first coronavirus lockdown in May 2020

    Police vehicles are pictured at the Sackers recycling depot in Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, where Baby Sbody was found during the first coronavirus lockdown in May 2020

    Officers viewed more than 11,000 hours of CCTV footage and visited 800 homes and businesses in their hunt for clues, but failed to identify her parents

    A post mortem by a Home Office pathologist was unable to establish how she died, but said that she under 48 hours old when she died.

    Police admit they do not know whether she was alive or dead when she was dumped in the bin.

    Celebrant Patrick Eade spoke movingly beside her grave, sê: ‘Baby S, you will never be forgotten. May the light of love shine upon you, and on those who care for you, and may you come to the end of your journey in gentleness and joy.

    ‘Your memory remains in our hearts, and as long as we remember you, you will live on. With love and respect, we lay you down to rest. Go your way in peace.

    He also read a poem, which began with the words: ‘The world may never notice if a rosebud doesn’t bloom, or even pause to wonder if the petals fall too soon.

    ‘But every life that ever forms, or ever comes to be, touches the world in some small way for all eternity.

    Earlier Mr Eade spoke about the baby’s unknown family at a private funeral service, saying she had died ‘in the most tragic circumstances’.

    Hy het gesê: ‘It’s difficult to imagine what family members of Baby S are experiencing. To move on is to put something behind you, forget about it and never look back. To ‘go onis to forever carry it forward with you and never forget.

    ‘A bereaved parent will never move on, maar ”gaan aan”. If a message could reach the family of Baby S, I imagine it would be – ”Please tell what I can do to help”.’

    Members of the police, council and the recycling centre where Baby S was found attended the funeral to pay their respects to the child described as a 'rosebud' who was unable to bloom

    Members of the police, council and the recycling centre where Baby S was found attended the funeral to pay their respects to the child described as a ‘rosebudwho was unable to bloom

    David Dodds, the CEO of Sackers - the recycling depot where the child was found - is pictured beside floral tributes to Baby S

    David Dodds, the CEO of Sackersthe recycling depot where the child was foundis pictured beside floral tributes to Baby S

    Some wiped away tears as her coffin was carried to her grave with a single white rose on top in the children's section of the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich, Suffolk

    Some wiped away tears as her coffin was carried to her grave with a single white rose on top in the children’s section of the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich, Suffolk

    Mr Eade also praised police and staff from Sackers, sê: ‘Each of you have played a part in ‘doing the right thing’, as you tried to fit together the pieces of this tragic jigsaw and ensure that Baby S will be laid to rest in a dignified manner, never forgotten, and extend help to those in need.

    Hy het bygevoeg: ‘We will think of you often as days go past, asking why your life was not meant to last. The question we all ask to an imagined sky, how can this be and always asking why.

    The ceremony included the playing of ‘Somewhere over the rainbowby Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and ‘The Long and Winding Road’ deur The Beatles

    Detective Inspector Karl Nightingale of Suffolk Police, who was at the funeral, made an appeal for her parents or anyone with information to come forward.

    Hy het gesê: ‘Today we have laid this newborn baby girl to rest. Known only as Baby S, at this time we remain keen to establish the facts of what happened to her prior to her discovery on May 14, 2020.

    ‘We have always kept an open mind of what led to her being placed into a bin. Time has moved on, but we remain unclear about this little girl’s story.

    A mourner pays her respects at the coffin of Baby S which was interred at Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich today

    A mourner pays her respects at the coffin of Baby S which was interred at Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich today

    Floral wreaths are carried to the funeral site by hearse drivers

    Floral wreaths are carried to the funeral site by hearse drivers

    ‘After nearly two years, people’s lives have changed. Very few may know the truth about her story, but someone must.

    ‘Now is the time to come forward and share with us the details of her short life, and this little baby girl her proper name.

    David Dodds, the CEO of Sackers who was at the service with some of his staff, pledged to buy a headstone for her grave.

    Hy het gesê: ‘We just wanted to pay our respects and see her in her last resting place

    ‘I can’t describe how harrowing it was for the members of staff who found her body. It has had a huge impact on the staff.

    ‘We are all so concerned for her mother. We want her to get the help she needs.