Portsmouth woman Lisa Blagden, 21, due in court charged over concealing birth of baby found dead in Buckland

A WOMAN has been charged with concealing the birth of a baby after an infant girl was found dead on a Portsmouth street.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 2:43 pm

Lisa Blagden, 21, is accused of concealing the birth of a child between December 26 in 2019 and January 25 in 2020.

The girl was found at the corner of Victoria Street and Old Commercial Road at just after 6am on January 25.

Blagden, of Eastern Road, Portsmouth, is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on April 7.

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Police launched a major operation after a newborn baby was found dead in Old Commercial Road at the junction with Victoria Street in Buckland on Saturday, January 25 in 2020 at 6.18am. Picture: Keith Woodland (250120-22)

The charge alleges she ‘endeavoured to conceal the birth of a child of which you had been delivered by the secret disposition of the dead body of the said child’.

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Police investigating the death previously said the infant was found near a yellow Primark towel at 6.18am on January 25 in 2020, near Charles Dickens’ birthplace.

A home just a few minutes’ walk from where the child was found dead was searched in May last year.

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