The discovery of a baby carriage at a North Wales farm has been described as a “courageous and rare” case of baby carriage theft.
The carriage was found on the property of an elderly couple in a field at the edge of the rural community of Doona.
The owner, Mrs Johan Hørnel of Dunga, had found the carriage after her son had been found dead in the back seat.
The mother had been working as a nurse for the elderly couple when she found the vehicle.
The couple had been living in the field on the edge.
Mrs Hønnel told BBC Wales: “I came to the door and found my son and he had been dead for days.”
I went down to the garden and tried to find him but couldn’t find him.
“It was around 3pm when I went down the path and saw the carriage.”
The vehicle was covered with grass and weeds and I immediately thought it was a baby.
“We were so scared, we didn’t want to go outside at all.”
When I went to call the police I could not find them.
I called the police and when they arrived they were really shocked.
“Police said they were called to the scene after Mrs Hoeld and her husband, an employee of the family farm, came to a police station.
The two said they had found their son’s body in the carriage in a nearby field, but did not know where.
A post-mortem examination revealed he had died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Police said the case was a “unique” one and they were keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle and its contents.
The vehicle was found by the elderly woman in the fields of Donta, on the outskirts of Dounreay.
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.