A funeral has still not been held for a baby found dead on a Merseyside golf course more than 13 weeks ago.

Sign of Brackenwood Golf Course
Sign of Brackenwood Golf Course- provided by Rept0n1x under Creative Commons Licence.

The discovery was made by dog walkers on Brackenwood Golf Course on January 29.

The body was found in a wooded area at the side of a footpath near the 16th green of the course.

It’s thought the body had been there for some weeks before it was discovered.

Despite appeals from Merseyside Police the mother has still not been traced. Investigations are ongoing.

Shortly after, Laurence Jones Funeral Directors Wirral offered a free funeral service for the baby and said it would do “anything it can” to help.

However, despite this offer the baby is yet to have a funeral.

Laurence Jones Funeral Directors said: “We are based probably less than a mile from where the baby was found, and due to the nature of the discovery we received such an outpouring of requests for assistance from the Wirral public.

“We were inundated with calls, emails and private messages from the public, asking for us to assist if possible, and of course wherever possible we will always help people in need.

“Due to our experience and contacts we would be able to facilitate whatever service was to be required without the need for money towards this.

“Being family run ourselves, with children of our own, something like this really does touch our heart strings, and if we can help in any way possible, then we would be available any time to help.”

They added: “If the baby’s mother is found she may not want anything, and none of us know what happened.

“We have to respect the next of kin’s wishes, but if she is found, we would like her to know that if she wants any help and support, we would do anything we can, and she needn’t worry about any one here being judgemental in any way and she wouldn’t have to worry about financial implications.”

Anyone who has information which could assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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