Police Launch Urgent Search for Mother of Newborn Found Dead in Leeds Pub Toilet

A newborn baby has been found in the toilet of a pub in Oulton, near Leeds, prompting an urgent search for the mother. The discovery was made at the Three Horse Shoes pub yesterday, during its busy carvery Sunday lunch. The baby was confirmed dead by paramedics at the scene.

West Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident and appealing for the mother to come forward or seek medical help. Detective Chief Inspector James Entwistle of the Major Enquiry Team emphasized the priority of ensuring the mother’s welfare, stating, “If the mother is comfortable speaking to the police then she can do so by calling 101 or she can use LiveChat online to talk to us remotely at Live Chat | West Yorkshire Police.”

The pub expressed its apologies to customers on Facebook, acknowledging the incident and the impact it had on its operations. Staff at the pub were visibly upset by the discovery but continued to work in difficult circumstances. Customers showed their support and appreciation for the staff’s handling of the situation on social media.

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