Coroner investigates death of baby boy found in Lincolnshire drain

A post mortem on the body of a baby found in the drain of a house in Lincolnshire has found that it had been there for some time.

The body of a baby boy was discovered by a plumber in the garden of a retired couple’s house in Scartho Road in Grimsby shortly after noon on Thursday, February 11.

A post mortem examination has been conducted by a Home Office pathologist on Monday, February 15.

The investigation is in the early stages and the post mortem has been marked as ‘inconclusive’.

Detective Constable Christine Calvert, one of the officers leading the investigation, said: “The post mortem has revealed the baby was a boy and that he had gone to full term.

“However, the cause of his death has not been determined. It is also unknown how long his body had been in situ, but items found with him suggest it was likely to have been post 2013.”

Further tests and DNA sampling will now be completed and officers will continue to follow up lines of enquiry.

DC Calvert also appealed for anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.

She said: “I would personally like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who may have information relevant to this enquiry – no matter how insignificant they believe it to be – to come forward to us.”

Calls should be made to 101 quoting log number 205 of February 11, 2016.