Plumber finds baby's body in UK house drain

An investigation has been launched

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A baby has been found dead in a drain in the garden of a house in England.

Police in Grimsby have launched an investigation after a plumber made the discovery at the property on Scartho Road shortly after noon on Thursday.

Forensic experts were at the home and carrying out an examination of the scene.

A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: "The investigation is at its early stages as police work to establish the circumstances of the incident".

She added that at this stage officers do not believe the occupants of the house are involved.

A post-mortem examination will take place on Monday.

There have been no arrests so far, and police are trying to establish how old the baby was and the whereabouts of the mother.