02/10/2011 18:10 BST | Updated 02/12/2011 05:12 GMT

Kirkham Baby: Body Found In Lancashire Town By Dog Walker

The body of a baby thought to be about two months old has been found in Lancashire.

Police said a dog walker found the child's body in a culvert off Carr Lane, Kirkham, at about 14:00 BST on Saturday.

Officers said they were treating the death as "unexplained" but Det Supt Neil Esseen said it was possible a mother had abandoned her baby.