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Egremont man urges MP to help Millom baby case

A FORMER Millom man has written to Copeland MP Jamie Reed to ask for his help find the person responsible for dumping a the body of baby boy on a tip in the town almost 20 years ago.

Donald Eaton, who was born in Millom but now lives in Egremont, has vowed not to rest until someone is brought to justice for the crime which shocked the town on December 1, 1989.

“The people in Millom have never forgotten what happened that tragic day, and my campaign will go on until I get justice,” said Mr Eaton.

“I want a name on that baby’s grave so the people of Millom can go an pay their respects.”

In response to Mr Eaton’s letter, Mr Reed has written back, saying: “I have taken up your concerns, regarding progress in the investigations into the death of the baby found in Millom some years ago, with Craig Mackey, the chief constable of Cumbria.

“I will write to you again when a reply has been received.”

In the meantime, Mr Eaton has contacted BBC’s Crimewatch to ask if they would consider showing a reconstruction of the events to jog people’s memory.

The mutilated and badly burned body of the boy was found by a council workman at Rosehill tip.

An inquest found that he was between 12 and 18 months old but could not establish a cause of death.

Despite checks on the 6,000 Cumbrian children born around the same time, along with nationwide enquiries, no information on his identity has emerged.

“If anybody has any information in West Cumbria, please come forward now before it’s too late,” added Mr Eaton.



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