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Police appeal to 'urgently' trace mother of baby girl abandoned outside house in cardboard box

A baby was found abandoned outside a house in Northamptonshire in this box. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a baby girl was found abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby.

She was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy. She's being taken care of at Kettering General Hospital. Officers urgently need to trace her mother.

For me it's really important urgently that we trace the baby's mother. We're concerned for her welfare, the circumstances of this are quite unusual, quite extreme and if anyone knows the mum or has any information please call police on 101.

– Det Supt Steve Lingley, Northamptonshire Police


Police investigate knife attack in Corby

Northamptonshire Police are investigating after a man was attacked by another man with a knife in Corby.

Location of knife attack in Corby Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 28-year-old was in an area of woodland near Studfall Avenue and Cottingham Road yesterday when he was attacked sometime between 3.30pm and 3.55pm. His wounds needed hospital treatment but were not life threatening.

Police say the attacker is in his mid 20s, was wearing a grey tracksuit, and was riding a mountain bike.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at

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