Baby dumped in wheelie bin

2015-06-16 06:00

Residents in 10th Avenue in Kensington are in shock after the body of a newborn baby was found in a dustbin on the street on Thursday evening.

The discovery was made by a man who was scratching through the bins which where outside waiting to be collected.

He opened one bin to find the body wrapped in a towel on top of the rubbish.

The baby girl still had her umbilical cord. The little girl was bruised all over her body and it appears like she was beaten to death.

Without wasting any time the residents called the police. It is alleged that the body was dumped by a man who is not known in the street.

The owner of the bin, Nadema Abrahams (43), says she can’t sleep since the discovery.“I didn’t want to look, but still it affected me so much. Now I’m so depressed that I’m smoking continuously to keep calm. It’s so sad that innocent kids have to suffer for things that they don’t know. Nothing can justify such behaviour,” she says.

She is so upset about what happened that she says she won’t use that bin again. She has requested a new one from her landlord.

Another resident, Helen Major, says the body was right at the top inside the bin.

Police spokesperson Sergeant David Stemmert confirms the incident.

“The police can confirm that a baby was found dumped in a bin. The perpetrators are unknown at this stage.

“A case of birth concealment is being investigated. Investigations continue,” says Stemmert

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