Baby abandoned in park leaves hospital with foster carers after parents not found

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Baby George was found the day before St George's Day. (West Midlands Police)
Baby George was found the day before St George's Day. (West Midlands Police)

A newborn baby found abandoned in a Birmingham Park has reportedly left hospital with foster carers as police have so far failed to find his parents.

The baby boy, who has been named George by hospital staff, was found on The Mounds, off Shannon Road in Kings Norton at around 5.40pm on 22 April - the day before St George’s Day.

It is thought he may have been just hours old when he was found, wrapped in a grey and white blanket, by a dog walker.

He was also wearing grey leggings and an orange and white striped t-shirt with a dinosaur motif.

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George has now reportedly left the hospital with foster carers since officers have still not found his mother who they have been trying to track down.

George has reportedly  been taken in by foster carers. (West Midlands Police)
George has reportedly been taken in by foster carers. (West Midlands Police)

A police spokesperson told Metro officers were continuing to "follow up numerous inquiries".

A few days after he was first found, West Midlands Police released photos of George in a bid to help find his mother.

Officers were concerned for both her physical and mental health.

CCTV, which was also released last month, shows a woman walking along Shannon Road just before 5.10pm that afternoon.

Police appealed for information to trace the woman who they believe may have had vital information about what happened.

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Detective Inspector Neil Hunt, who led the investigation, said at the time: “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.

The baby was found in a stripey t-shirt, grey leggings and a grey blanket. (West Midlands Police)
The baby was found in a stripey t-shirt, grey leggings and a grey blanket. (West Midlands Police)

“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."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via live chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk or 101 but can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Yahoo has contacted the West Midlands Police for comment. 

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