A baby boy whose body was found at a recycling centre in Waterbeach may have come from Melbourn.

The newborn was named 'Gabriel' by medical staff due to his discovery at the recycling centre in Ely Road on November 29, just before the start of Advent.

A post-mortem investigation carried out on December 5 was inconclusive about how he died.

Detectives believe the boy may have come from recycling collected from household blue bins in either Melbourn, Peterborough, March, Whittlesey or streets off Mill Road in Cambridge.

Detective Chief Superintendent John Massey said: “We are still investigating this tragic incident and trying to locate the baby’s mother to offer her all the support she needs.

“It is important to note that we have now obtained the baby boy’s DNA, so we can compare this to any name that is put forward for a parent.

“We are particularly touched by the gesture of medical staff ‘naming’ him Gabriel, given the start of advent, while we work together to try to identify him and his family.

“We are still keeping an open mind as to what has happened and are exploring every potential avenue."

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/35SA020122C08-PO1