Three arrested after bodies of two babies found in south Wales home
Three people have been arrested after the bodies of two babies were found in a house in Bridgend.
Officers were called to the house in the Wildmill area in the north of the town at just before 8pm on November 26.
Two men aged 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child and they remain in police custody.
An investigation is ongoing and detectives are keen to hear from anyone with information.
Superintendent Marc Attwell, from South Wales Police, said: “This is very distressing incident, and we are appealing for anyone with information, to please get in touch.
“There will be a visible police presence in the area as extensive inquiries continue over the weekend and we encourage anyone with information or concerns to talk to officers.”
Help and support
Residents living in the Wildmill area of Bridgend County Borough have been advised that help and support is available.
Council Leader Huw David said: “This is shocking and tragic news, and the residents of Wildmill are supporting one another closely while South Wales Police carry out their ongoing investigations.
“The council is offering the police its full co-operation, and is reminding people of the importance of remaining calm and avoiding speculation while the investigation is underway.
“If anyone has any information that they think may be relevant or helpful to the police, it can be reported directly to them by completing an online form.
“You can also report it by quoting the reference number *399650 and emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk, or calling the confidential 101 number.
“In the meantime, if any member of the public has a concern about the immediate wellbeing or safety of a child, they should report it immediately by calling 999.”
A number of organisations are available for anyone who needs help and support:
- Cruse Bereavement Care (0808 808 1677) and the Bereavement Advice Centre (0800 634 9494) both offer advice on all aspects of coping with bereavement.
- Samaritans (116 123) supports people in extreme distress.
- The Silver Line (0800 470 8090) provides support for older people, especially those who are experiencing loneliness and isolation.
- Child Bereavement UK (0800 028 8840) supports families dealing with the death of a baby or child.
Winstons Wish (08088 020 021) provides support for grieving children and young people through an online chat facility or a freephone national helpline.
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