Newborn baby boy found abandoned in Birmingham park as ‘extremely concerned’ police launch urgent hunt for missing mother
- A newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a blanket in a park in Birmingham
- It is not known where or when the baby was born, but the police are investigating
- An urgent search has begun to find and help the baby’s mother
A newborn boy was found abandoned in a park in Birmingham when the ‘extremely concerned’ police went on a hunt for his missing mother.
The baby, wrapped in a blanket, was found by a passerby this afternoon around 5:30 pm in a community park known locally as The Mound, off Shannon Road, in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham.
It was not clear where or when he was born, but he was taken to hospital for a check-up.
Police said they are “extremely concerned” about the welfare of the boy’s mother and urged everyone who knows her to come forward.
The baby, wrapped in a blanket, was found by a passerby this afternoon around 5:30 pm in a community park known locally as The Mound, off Shannon Road (pictured), in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham.
Detective Allan Green of the West Midlands Police Force Public Protection Unit said: “The baby is being cared for by medical personnel and our priority now is to find mom and make sure everything is okay.
She may need urgent medical attention and she is our absolute priority right now.
“We’ve checked CCTV and talked to the public, but the mother or someone who knows who she is might see this call.
“I’d really like to talk to her to make sure she’s okay and I’d urge her to get in touch.”
Earlier this month, a baby was found lifeless in a supermarket parking lot in Bilston, West Mids.
A member of the public was the first to see the tragic corpse in the Morrisons parking lot and called 999.
The baby’s mother was later found and received proper care, police said. Anyone with information has been asked to contact us, quoting log 3476 of April 22.
Officers can be reached via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.