New appeal for information on baby found at recycling plant

A funeral service was held for baby Alannah last year

New appeal for information on baby found at recycling plant

File photo of the Greenstar recycling facility in Bray after baby's body was found in 2016 | Image: RollingNews.ie

Gardaí are renewing an appeal for information about baby Alannah.

Her body was discovered in Bray, Co Wicklow on May 4th 2016 at a Greenstar recycling facility.

Her body was removed to Loughlinstown Hospital and a post-mortem examination was conducted at the time by the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy.

Gardaí in Bray are appealing to the mother of baby Alannah, or to anyone who may have any information that can assist with the investigation, to contact them at Bray garda station on 01- 666-5300, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line at 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

Over 100 people gathered to pay their final respects to the baby girl, who was laid to rest on May 13th that year.

This included members of the gardaí and workers from the Greenstar plant in Bray.

Flowers and toys were left by the graveside - where a plaque read: “Alannah - May she rest in peace.”

Dozens of others signed books of condolence at Redford Cemetery.

Inspector Sorcha Fitzpatrick is from Bray garda station.

"The manner of the child's death could not be determined at the time, but there was nothing to suggest any deliberate injury.

"So I suppose the focus of our investigation really was to appeal for the mother, to make sure that she did receive the necessary medical and professional supports that she would need in relation to this incident - and that still is the case", she said.

Inspector Fitzpatrick also made a direct appeal to Alannah's mother: "I would just plead for her to come forward and contact us here at Bray garda station; she will be dealt with in a compassionate manner and any information we do receive will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence."