Baby dumped in canal

Published: Friday, 16 July 2021

A BABY found in a canal is being treated as murder.

The new born baby was discovered in the Wyrley & Essington Canal by Rough Wood Country Park near Bentley Bridge and believed to have been in the water for four days, Alan Tilbury reports.

Covered by debris

The body had apparently been covered by debris, as the woman finding it used a stick to clear the debris away, then seeing the body and informing the authorities, and afterwards being treated for shock.

The police are now treating the infant's death as a deliberate killing and the charity Crimestoppers is offering cash for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.