A newborn baby still covered in blood has been found inside a shoebox dumped near a children's playground.
The baby boy was recently found in the park in a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey.
Witnesses claim they saw a woman leave the shoebox next to a tree, according to national newspaper Bursa Hakimiyet.
The incident aroused their suspicions so they went to check what was inside and found the baby who they say still had blood on his face.
The niece of one of the women who discovered the baby, identified as Irem Nur Yucel, told Bursa Hakimiyet: “A woman with a baby entered through the back gate and took a walk inside the park.
“She was a woman with purple hair.
“Our aunt found that baby. She brought the baby to our cafe.
“I saw the baby’s face was bloody, its eyes were closed. Then the police and ambulance came.
“They took the baby. The paramedics took him to the ambulance. The baby was alive and he was fine.”
The child is said to be in good health and has been taken to hospital.
The witness said her aunt had given a statement to the police, but the mother of the baby had not yet been found.
It is understood investigations into the matter are ongoing.
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