First pictures of newborn baby abandoned in park amid urgent search for his mother

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The little boy has been called 'George'. (SWNS)
The little boy has been called George. (SWNS)

Police have released photos of a newborn baby found abandoned in a park in a bid to find his mother.

The baby boy, believed to be just hours old when he was discovered at a park in King's Norton, Birmingham, has been named George by hospital staff because he was found the day before St George's Day.

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.

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Last week the force released pictures of the Matalan T-shirt and blanket George was wearing when he was found by a dog walker last Thursday.

On Thursday, detectives issued photos of George in a cot surrounded by cuddly toys in the hope his mother will see them and come forward.

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

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

"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.

Police have released a photo of a newborn baby boy who was found dumped in a park. (SWNS)
Police have released a photo of a newborn baby boy who was found dumped in a park. (SWNS)
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DI Hunt urged anyone who thinks they know who George’s mother is to come forward, plus anyone who was in the area between 5pm and 6pm on 22 April."

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

Appealing directly to the mother, the detective said: “To you, Mom, I don’t know why you left baby George here but giving birth is a significant event and I am concerned you may need medical treatment and support.

"We need to find out what happened – and we can help.”

Police previously issued CCTV showing a woman walking nearby that afternoon. (SWNS)
Police previously issued CCTV showing a woman walking nearby that afternoon. (SWNS)

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.

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

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

Tiny George was found at around 5.30pm in a community park known locally as The Mound. (SWNS)
Tiny George was found at around 5.30pm in a community park known locally as The Mound. (SWNS)

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.

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"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.

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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