A newborn baby has been found alive with his umbilical cord still attached in a wheelie bin in Grimsby. The discovery was made by a neighbour who had heard the baby crying.
The baby boy was found in a brown garden waste bin that was full of grass cutting at approximately 5pm on Sunday.
It was reported that a concerned neighbour had found the baby after hearing crying coming from the bin, upon opening the lid, the infant was discovered.
The event triggered a large police response on the Nunsthorpe estate in Grimsby.
The baby was quickly transferred to hospital.
The young mum of the baby was traced by police and has also been taken to hospital and is being cared for by authorities.
Four police cars attended the scene along with two ambulances and police officers were seen conducting house-to-house enquiries.
The residents all expressed their shock at the discovery on a street that is mainly made up of retired people and families.
One resident said: "The mum must have been too young to understand or did not want anyone to know she was pregnant. We only hope she gets the care she needs and her baby."
Humberside Police said at the time: "Officers are in attendance at a property on Winchester Avenue following reports of concerns for safety earlier on June 19. "Assistance has been provided to those concerned. There are no issues or risks to the wider community."