24/11/2010 09:23 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Chinese Baby Found Abandoned 'For Having Blonde Hair'

Blonde baby, abandoned, China Chinese police say they suspect a mother who left her newborn baby on a street corner abandoned her because she was blonde.

The white-haired baby girl was found by a passerby on a street in Nanning, Guangxi Province.

'I was walking to work and heard cries from a wrapped-up quilt in the corner,' said the passer by. 'By opening it I found a baby crying very sadly.'

The baby was found along with an envelope containing around $600.

Blonde baby, abandoned, China A message on the envelope read: 'My dear baby I am an irresponsible mother and an incapable mother.'

'I hope warm-hearted people can help to send the baby to the orphanage house - wish you all the best.'

The baby was wrapped in a quilt beside a bag of baby clothes.

Police believe the child was abandoned because she was blonde, but she may have also been abandoned because her family could not afford a fine for having her because of China's one-child policy.

Fines can reach up to $40,000 for having more than one child.

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