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Police issue urgent appeal to find mother after newborn baby found in Birmingham park

Police have issued an urgent appeal to try and track down the mother of a newborn baby boy found in a Birmingham park on Thursday evening.

The infant was found wrapped in a blanket in a park known locally as The Mound off Shannon Road in Kings Norton in the south-west of the city at around 5.30pm.

The baby was taken to a hospital to be checked over, West Midlands Police said.

The force said it was “extremely concerned” for the welfare of the baby’s mother.

Detective Inspector Allan Green said: “The baby is being cared for by medical staff and our priority is to now find mum and make sure she is ok.

“She may be in need of urgent medical attention and she is our absolute priority at the moment.

“We have been checking CCTV and speaking to members of the public, but it may be that the mother or someone who knows who she is sees this appeal.

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“I really want to speak to her to make sure she’s okay and would urge her to get in touch.”

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with West Midlands Police, quoting log 3476 of April 22.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Additional reporting by PA