Mother faces no action over abandoned stillborn baby

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No further action will be taken against the mother of a stillborn baby who was found abandoned behind a convenience shop, police said today.

The woman in her 20s was arrested on suspicion of concealing a birth after the boy's body was found wrapped in towels in Cwmcarn, south Wales, in March.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said: "Advice was sought from the Crown Prosecution Service and it was advised that there be no further action taken."

She said the force thanked the local community and the media for their help during the investigation.

The CPS said that, although there was enough evidence to charge the woman with concealing a birth, it was not thought to be in the public interest.

District Crown Prosecutor for Gwent Stacey Turner said: "This has been a difficult and sensitive case and we should not forget the extremely tragic nature of what has occurred.

"The CPS is under a duty to review all cases referred to us by the police in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors, which is the guidance that CPS lawyers follow.

"We have taken time to consider all the information presented to us by Gwent Police, which included evidence from pathologists."

She added: "A number of people continue to be personally affected by what has happened. Our thoughts will remain with them and we hope they are able to find the support they need through this difficult time."