Baby Alia’s body left at roadside for nearly two weeks

The Zakaria Mosque where the funeral for Alia was held (Picture: Cavendish)

The body of a baby dumped by the road in a Tesco carrier bag may have been there for 11 days, an inquest has heard.

On the bag was a note that said ‘please please bury him Islamic burial please’, but nobody saw it for several days until a dog walker picked it up thinking it was rubbish.

An Asian woman was seen near the scene in Lostock, Bolton, but neither the mother nor father has been traced.

The baby was named by police as “Alia” which means beautiful.

"Alia" was found in a Tesco carrier bag with the words: ‘Please please bury him Islamic way please please’ (Picture: Cavendish)
“Alia” was found in a Tesco carrier bag with the words: ‘Please please bury him Islamic way please please’ (Picture: Cavendish)

Due to the body being so badly decomposed, the cause of death remains unknown.

Extensive police inquiries have been made including tracing Tesco Clubcard information, bus receipts and DNA samples.

Coroner Alan Walsh recorded an open verdict saying: “It saddens me she wasn’t able to blossom into a beautiful young lady.

“It is extremely sad she should have died in these circumstances without any medical help or medical attention.

“I’m disappointed that the parents of the child did not come forward. It saddens me, she would not have had the benefits of parents to lay her to rest in the appropriate way.”

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