Mother of newborn found abandoned in park tracked down after eight-month search

Mother of newborn found abandoned in park tracked down after eight-month search
The infant, believed to be full-term, was thought to have been only hours old when he was discovered.

The mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in a park has been tracked down after an almost eight-month search.

The baby, who was named George by those looking after him in hospital, was discovered clothed and wrapped in a blanket by a dog walker at The Mounds in Kings Norton, Birmingham at 5.40pm on April 22.

West Midlands Police on Monday said detectives had found the newborn’s mother after pursuing more than 1,000 lines of inquiry.

Police have confirmed baby George is safe and well (West Midlands Police/PA)

The force in a statement thanked the public and media for their support in finding the mother, calling the response “overwhelming” and “instrumental” in their search.

Throughout the public appeal, police have stated that their priority for finding the mother was to ensure she was safe and supported.

Officers on Monday said no further action would be taken by police as authorities worked to ensure the mother received the appropriate care.

“This is a very upsetting case, we would ask you not to speculate any further, as this is deeply distressing for those concerned,” West Midlands Police added.

The force also confirmed George is “doing really well and is being well cared for”.

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