Three people have been released on bail after the discovery of the bodies of two babies in South Wales. Two men, aged 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child. All three have been released on police bail whilst the investigation continues.
It comes after police made the distressing discovery of the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, in Wildmill, Bridgend on Saturday, November 26
Detective Superintendent Darren George from South Wales Police said the investigation is “complex and sensitive” confirming investigations are ongoing.
He said: “My thoughts remain with anyone affected by this traumatic incident.
“I am aware of the impact this incident has had on the community and would like to thank witnesses and local residents who have come forward and worked closely with us over the last few days.
“We know this update will impact on the local community where this incident happened and beyond, and I’d encourage anyone with concerns or worries to speak to their local Neighbourhood Policing team.”
Following the discovery residents expressed their shock and heartache over the deaths.
Huw David, leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, in South Wales, said: “This is shocking and tragic news. The residents of Wildmill are supporting one another closely.
“The council is offering the police its full co-operation and is reminding people of the importance of remaining calm and avoiding speculation.”
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Local councillors Steven Bletsoe, Steven Easterbrook, and Tim Wood said: “The Bridgend Central councillors are here to support the community in any way at this difficult time.” Cllr Bletsoe has also organised a vigil at the local community centre this afternoon.
Superintendent Marc Attwell, of South Wales Police, said: “This is a very distressing incident.
“There will be a visible police presence in the area as extensive inquiries continue and we encourage anyone with information or concerns to talk to officers.
Anyone with any information can contact the police by emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk, or on this link, or by calling 101, quoting reference 2200399650.