The remains of a baby's body was discovered in Manor Park, Aldershot
The child's remains were found in bushes in Manor Park, Church Hill, Aldershot, at around 1.30pm today.
Hampshire Police did not reveal the gender of the baby or how old it was but said they were "extremely concerned" for the welfare of the mother and appealed for the woman to come forward.
Detective Superintendent Darren Rawlings said: “I am extremely concerned about the welfare of the mother of this baby and I want to make sure that she is getting the help and support she needs.
“I am making a direct appeal to her to get in touch with us.
Police cordoned off an area of Manor Park in Aldershot after the discovery of a baby's body
I am extremely concerned about the welfare of the mother of this baby and I want to make sure that she is getting the help and support she needs
Detective Superintendent Darren Rawlings
“I know that this must be a very distressing time for you, but I want to make sure you are getting the right help and care.
“I understand that you are frightened but it is really important that you get the help you need.
“Our priority right now is to ensure that you get the care and any medical attention that you need.”
He also appealed to any friends, relatives or healthcare workers that may have information to come forward.
Police have appealed to the mother to come forward (stock image)
Mr Rawlings added: “If anyone has a friend or family member who they have concerns about, I would stress our immediate priority is to ensure the well-being and safety of this baby's mother, so please contact us.
“I would also appeal to any healthcare workers who may have some information that may help us to get in touch.”
• Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101