Police release CCTV in hunt for mother of newborn baby found abandoned in park by dog walker

Ellen Manning
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Police looking for the mother of a baby boy found by a dog walker have released CCTV footage of a woman they want to speak to. (West Midlands Police)

Police looking for the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in a park by a dog walker have released CCTV footage of a woman they think may be able to help with their enquiries.

The baby boy was found clothed and wrapped in a blanket in Kings Norton, Birmingham, on Thursday (22 April). 

Police think he was possibly only hours old when he was found by a dog walker on The Mounts off Shannon Road at around 5.30pm.

A desperate hunt has been underway for his mother, who police say they are very concerned for. 

On Sunday, West Midlands Police released CCTV images of a woman walking along Shannon Road just before 5.10pm on the day the baby was found.

In a statement, the force said: "The baby boy was possibly only hours old when he was found, clothed and wrapped in a blanket, by a dog walker.

"He is being cared for at hospital where he is thought to be full-term, healthy and doing well.

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"Sadly we’ve still not been able to find the mother of this little boy. We’re very concerned for her and want to check she is doing okay, both physically and mentally. 

"This is our only concern right now, giving birth is a big thing and we’re concerned she will need medical help.

Police previously released images of the clothes the baby was wearing when he was found. (West Midlands Police)
Police previously released images of the clothes the baby was wearing when he was found. (West Midlands Police)

The statement added: "This must be a very difficult time for her so we’re keen to talk to her as soon as possible.

"We’re appealing directly to the mother of the boy or anyone who knows who she is to please get in touch.

"If anyone recognises the woman in the CCTV, please get in touch she may hold vital information."

Police previously released images of the clothes the baby was wearing when he was found in a bid to help find his mother.

Detective Superintendent Anastasia Miller, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said previously: “We need to find the baby’s mother as we are concerned she will need medical help after giving birth.

"This must have been a very difficult time for her and we are very concerned for her welfare.”

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