Body of newborn found; woman assisting with inquiries – Sandy Beach, near Coffs Harbour

A woman is assisting police with their inquiries after the body of a newborn baby was located near Coffs Harbour yesterday.

About 12.45pm (Tuesday 17 December 2019), emergency services were called to a rural property on Holloways Road, Sandy Beach.

Upon arrival, police located the body of a newborn baby.

A crime scene was established and a post mortem examination will be conducted in an effort to establish the age, gender and cause of death.

Following inquiries, about 8pm a 28-year-old woman attended Woolgoolga Police Station before being taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital for medical treatment.

The woman is assisting police with their inquiries.

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