Baby Found Abandoned In Carrier Bag In Birmingham Park


Police are appealing for the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in a carrier bag to come forward and be reunited with her daughter.

West Midlands Police launched a search for the mother after a resident discovered the baby, who was less than 24 hours old.

The girl was found wrapped in a blanket inside the bag in a community park off Stuarts Road in the Stechford area of Birmingham yesterday.

She was taken by ambulance to hospital and is doing "really well", a West Midlands Police spokesman said.

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 under a bush.

"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."

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

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said the baby girl was treated by ambulance staff and taken to a local hospital for assessment and treatment.

Chief Inspector Jack Hadley added: "Now that we know the baby is safe and in the care of professionals, our priority is to find mum.

"She may be in need of urgent medical attention and we need her to contact us as soon as possible."

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