A couple have been arrested in northern France after eight newborn babies were discovered hidden in their house and buried in their garden.
Police in Villers-au-Tertre, near Douai, made the gruesome discovery using sniffer dogs.
All of the children are believed to have been born to the man and woman, who are aged around 45, said a source close to the inquiry.
‘We searched the premises and the garden following a tip-off,’ said a detective. ‘What is certain is that the new born babies all had the same parents.