Police release photos of newborn baby boy found abandoned in park in desperate plea to find mum

Police have been urgently trying to find his mother for the last seven days

Police have released photos of a newborn baby boy who was found dumped in a park as detectives desperately continue to search for his mum.

The hours-old baby was found the day before St George's Day at a park in King's Norton, Birmingham. Hospital staff had named the newborn George.

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West Midlands Police have been urgently trying to find his mother for the last seven days and say they are “extremely concerned” for her welfare.

West Midlands Police have released photos of the baby found abandoned in a park in King's Norton, Birmingham (Photo: Police handout)

‘George is safe and well’

Last week the force released pictures of the £1 Matalan T-shirt and grubby blanket George was wearing when he was found by a dog walker last Thursday (22 April).

Today (29 April), detectives issued photos of George in a cot surrounded by cuddly toys in the hope his mum will see them and come forward.

Detective Inspector Neil Hunt said: “I am reaching out to George’s mother.

West Midlands Police have been urgently trying to find his mother for the last seven days (SWNS)

"You are my primary concern right now, and we really need to make sure you’re okay.

"I don’t know the circumstances around George’s birth but, as a parent myself, I know exactly how overwhelming becoming a parent can be.

“We’re ready to offer you any help and support you may need.

"George is safe and well, and your health and wellbeing is our priority - please be assured that you are not in any trouble.

Officers also spent the day handing out leaflets in the are (SWNS)

“If anyone thinks they know who George’s mother is, I’d urge you to come forward to help me locate her − you can contact us in confidence.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who was in the area between 5pm and 6pm last Thursday, 22 April.

"If you noticed anything or saw someone, please contact us as a matter of urgency."

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Newborn remains in hospital in the West Midlands area

Officers also spent the day handing out leaflets in the area to encourage any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

George was found at around 5.30pm in a community park known locally as The Mound, off Shannon Road, and was taken to hospital for a check-up.

Semi-retired royal engineer Terry Walsh, 64, said his Husky Hel discovered the boy in the undergrowth and gently nudged him awake with her nose.

Police previously issued CCTV showing a woman walking along Shannon Road just before 5.10pm that afternoon, who they are still trying to trace.

Cops also released pictures of the clothes the boy was wearing when he was discovered wrapped in a grey-and-white zig-zag patterned blanket.

He had an orange striped T-shirt with a picture of a dinosaur on the front below the words ‘Dino Dude’ and grey bottoms.

George remains at a hospital in the West Midlands area where he is currently being cared for by nurses.

Detective Superintendent Annie Miller said previously: "The boy was full term and had most likely been born that day.

"Luckily he hadn't been there for very long because he was found by a dog walker who immediately raised the alarm.

"The boy is in hospital and doing really well.

"Our primary concern is the well-being of the mother and we need to find her to check on her physical and mental health.

"Her baby is fine and in good hands, but the most important person in his life is his mother and it's our priority to find her.

"We need to know she's safe and how she is medically, after giving birth.

“Ideally we'd like the mother herself to come forward, but are also appealing to the family and friends of the woman to come forward, if they know anything."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101 anytime.

To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting crime number 3476 of April 22.

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