COPS have been granted further time to quiz a 29-year-old woman and two men aged 37 and 47, after bodies of two babies were found in a Bridgend home.
Newport Magistrates’ Court confirmed that additional time had been granted and authorised a warrant of further detention of all three.Police at the scene in Wildmill, Bridgend, South Wales after three people were arrested[/caption] Shocked neighbours held a candlelight vigil outside a home where the bodies of two dead babies were found[/caption]
The babies – believed to be twins – were discovered in a whitewashed house that was later sealed off by officers in a major investigation.
The end-of-terrace property in South Wales has been taped off and a forensic tent has been erected in the garden.
South Wales Police said: “Magistrates have granted a warrant of further detention for two men and a woman who have been arrested on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child.
“At Newport Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon, additional time was granted authorising the further detention of all three.
“Two men, aged 37 and 47, and a 29-year-old woman had been arrested in Wildmill, Bridgend on the evening of Saturday, November 26 on suspicion of concealing the birth of a child following the discovery of the bodies of two babies.”
Shocked neighbours held a candlelight vigil outside the home where the two dead tots were found.
Around 100 people gathered in the Wildmill suburb of Bridgend, for the vigil as a tribute to the infants.
Local councillor Steve Bletsoe said he organised the gathering after being contacted by upset families on the estate.
He said: “They wanted to get together as a community to bond and go through the shared experience of the emotions that they are going through and to realise that they are not going through these feelings alone,”
Next door neighbour Charmaine Gardener-Ponting, 27, said she had lived next door to the house for a year and never heard or seen any babies in the property.
She said: “We were told by police that they were called to investigate another matter and that’s when they found the babies.
“We didn’t really know them very well. We would say hello to them but we didn’t know their names.
“I saw the two guys on Saturday morning and it was a bit strange. They were leaving in the van and we were leaving but they sped off and then suddenly sped back. It was a bit off.
“I have never known the woman to be pregnant. I didn’t see her as regularly as I would see the one guy but every time I have seen her she always wore very baggy clothes and she wasn’t small so it would have been difficult to tell.
“The one guy was always working on his car in the garage. I didn’t know if two men lived there but he was certainly always there.”Forensic officers scoured the scene for clues[/caption]