A boy’s body was found in the woods on a golf course.
Merseyside police said the little boy’s body was found in a wooded area on Brackenwood Golf Course in Bebington, Wirral, on Friday January 29.
A comprehensive search of the area was carried out by specialist officials.
Pictures from today’s scene, Saturday January 30th, show forensic scientists searching the area. the Liverpool echo Reports.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 1st.
Police say it is not yet clear when the baby died, how long the body was there, or what the cause of death was.
Detective Chief Superintendent Lee Turner said, “This is obviously a very worrying incident, but I want the public to be reassured that we will do everything in our power to investigate what happened.
“I would ask people not to speculate about what happened until the full facts are known.
“At this point we can only say that the body of a seemingly full-time boy was discovered yesterday in a wooded area on the golf course and the police were alerted.
“There will be an autopsy on Monday to determine how and when he died and how long his body was there before it was discovered.
“There is a lot of research going on to track down the baby’s mother, check her welfare, and offer support.
“I would ask anyone with information that could help us to contact us urgently.”
The club closed its doors on January 4th under national lockdown guidelines.
The Echo said it was understood that a forensic tent was being set up around the 16th fairway of the popular golf course.
The course is run by the Wirral Council, which has not yet commented on the tragedy.
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.