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Foetus found in water treatment plant

Foetus found in water treatment plant


Christchurch Police are investigating the discovery of a foetus found in the Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant at approximately 10.50am yesterday (1 October).

It is likely that the mother was in the mid-term of her pregnancy (estimated between 20-30 weeks).

The plant, located in Bromley, processes sewage (which is almost all water) from over 100 pumping stations across the city. It is likely the foetus entered the system 4-6 hours before it was discovered.

There are no indications at this stage that anything suspicious has occurred but Police are concerned that the woman may need medical assistance and hope to identify her and confirm she has received the care she may need.

Anyone who may have information can contact Christchurch Police on 03 363 7400.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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