Newborn girl found dumped beneath bush

A NEWBORN baby has been found abandoned in a carrier bag which was left beneath a bush in a public park.

West Midlands Police have launched a search for the mother of the baby after she was discovered by a resident yesterday afternoon.

The baby girl, who was less than a day old, was found wrapped in a towel and in the bag in a community park off Stuarts Road in the Stechford area of Birmingham.

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She was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she is being assessed by medical staff.

Chief Inspector Ian Green said police had a call just after 2pm from a member of the public to say they had found a baby.

“We attended and found a baby wrapped in a light blue towel in a carrier bag.”

He said the child had been there for about half an hour.

“She has been taken to hospital and is doing really well. Our concerns now are for the mother to make sure she gets the medical attention she needs.”

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He appealed to anyone with information to ring police on 101, or for the mother to go directly to a local A&E or a doctor’s surgery.

His message to the mother was: “You are not in trouble, we need to get you back together with your lovely daughter.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101.