A woman has been arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth after a newborn baby was found dead at a recycling centre in a ‘very sad and distressing’ incident.

A member of staff found the body of the girl at the site at Lufton Trading Estate in Yeovil, Somerset, and officers were called just after 2.30pm yesterday.

Avon and Somerset Police also then attended a vacant property in Yeovil and said investigations continue, adding that they ‘don’t yet know what has happened’.

One of the two waste and recycling facilities at the Lufton Trading Estate in Yeovil (file image)

A second waste and recycling facility at Lufton Trading Estate in Yeovil (file image). MailOnline has contacted Avon and Somerset Police to establish where the discovery was made

Detective Inspector Ben Lavender said: ‘This is a very sad and distressing incident. We don’t yet know what has happened and are treating the baby’s death as unexplained at this time, pending the results of a post-mortem examination.

‘In the meantime, it has been necessary to arrest a woman in order to interview her under caution and with the appropriate legal safeguards in place.

‘While she is in police custody she is receiving appropriate medical support. I would urge people not to speculate on the circumstances of this tragic event.’

There are two recycling centres on the Lufton Trading Estate – the Yeovil Recycling Centre, and the YPH Waste Segregation and Recycling Facility.

Avon and Somerset Police has not yet confirmed at which facility the discovery was made, and MailOnline has contacted for the force for clarification.

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