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Video: Campaign to find long lost mother

This is the extraordinary story of a woman who was abandoned as a baby in a shop doorway - who has now launched a campaign to find her mother - 25 years on.

Victoria Vardy was left on the steps of the Co-Op in Chesterfield in March 1987 when she was less than a day old. She was later adopted but she now wants her birth mum to get in touch. She's posted a special message on the internet in a bid to find her.


Woman seeks answers to her past

Twenty-five years after being abandoned as a baby on the stairs of a Co-op store, a woman has launched a campaign to find her birth mum. Newborn Victoria Vardy made front page news in 1987 when she was found zipped up in a canvas bag at the store in Chesterfield.

More than two decades later, the case of the abandoned baby remains a mystery. Victoria, who was raised by adoptive parents in Chesterfield and studied journalism at Huddersfield University, says she's got to the age where she wants to "get rid of some question marks hanging over my head".