Baby found in bin

2015-05-05 06:00
A police officer cordons off the scene where a baby was found dumped in a bin in an alley way in Ebor Road.

A police officer cordons off the scene where a baby was found dumped in a bin in an alley way in Ebor Road. PHOTO: MONIQUE DUVAL

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Wynberg police are still on the hunt for the person who dumped a baby in a bin last week.

Officers were overseeing a goods seizure at an apartment block in Park Road on Wednesday 8 April when they received the call.

Officers raced to an alley way in Ebor Road where a group of people had gathered just after 09:15.

A homeless man had reportedly found the dead baby while scratching in a wheelie bin.

The bin was one of many found in the road and a homeless woman standing nearby ­explained the bins were being collected.

A police officer lifted the lid to reveal a ­baby perched next to a milk carton. A cloth with blood could be seen.

The area was cordoned off as a crowd of people started to gather near the site.

“Some people cannot even have babies, this is so sad,” a woman was heard saying.

A detective arrived shortly after 10:00 and nearby businesses and residents were questioned.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Silvino Davids says no arrests have been made and police are investigating a case of concealment of birth.

“There have been no tip-offs and even though the bin was found near to bins ­belonging to an apartment block, we have not ascertained if it comes from there. We are appealing to anyone with information to please come forward,” he says.

No suspects have been identified at this stage.


Anyone with information is urged to call Wynberg police on 021 799 1400

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