The Three Horseshoes pub in Oulton where the newborn was discovered (Picture: Google)
A newborn baby girl has been discovered dead in the toilets of a village pub.
Police vans were pictures outside the Three Horseshoes pub in Oulton, Leeds, over a ‘serious incident’ on Sunday afternoon.
It was finally revealed this morning that emergency services were deployed after a baby was found in the toilet area.
A search for her mum is currently ongoing after the ‘extremely traumatic ordeal’.
West Yorkshire Police are appealing for her to come forward over concerns for her health.
Paramedics rushed to the pub at about 4.45pm, but the little girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Customers who were at the pub praised staff for handling ‘the toughest situation they could face without causing alarm and panic’.
The management of the Three Horseshoes pub released a statement on Facebook after the incident: ‘I have been writing post after post for the past hour but I don’t think right now is the best time given the circumstances.
‘We are sure there’s speculation of something that happened at our establishment this evening.
‘All I can say at the minute is I’m sorry to everyone that was in with us during the time this happened and to all that was due to come in and couldn’t.
‘A massive thank you to those that helped us whilst we were struggling as a team it really doesn’t go unappreciated.’
DCI James Entwistle, of West Yorkshire Police, urgently appealed for the mum to contact them or seek medical help.
He said: ‘This is a tragic incident and we are urgently appealing for the mother of the baby girl to contact us or seek medical help as she has been through an extremely traumatic ordeal and could well need treatment herself.
‘Our enquiries into the incident remain ongoing today with NHS partners but our main priority remains the mother’s welfare and safety.’
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