Dumped baby's mother found

Police believe they have identified the mother of a baby found abandoned on a Worcester doorstep in July.

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Police relieved to have traced mother

We are all relieved that we believe we have finally traced Joseph’s mother.

...A number of calls from the public provided vital lines of inquiry and I would especially like to thank those people who responded to our appeals and told us about the concerns they had.

– Detective Inspector Neil Austin

Police also said they were discussing the arrests with 'partner agencies' to decide whether to proceed with criminal investigations.

Police believe abandoned baby's mother is identified

Police believe they have identified the mother of a baby found abandoned on a Worcester doorstep in July.

A woman was arrested yesterday after a number of calls led detectives to her. The woman and a man, both in their 30s, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of child neglect, and released on bail.

The baby, named Joseph by hospital staff, was wrapped in a Hessian bag and left at a doorstep in Lower Wick on July 18. The baby was only thought to be 24 hours old when he was left.

Since then, Joseph has been cared for by midwives at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, before being passed on to the care of foster parents.

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Police trace mother of abandoned Worcester baby

Police believe they have traced the mother of a baby boy who was abandoned on a front doorstep in Worcester in July.

The baby, who was named Joseph by hospital staff, was found outside a house in the Lower Wick area of the city on the early hours of Thursday July 18.

The woman believed to be his mother, and a man in his twenties, were arrested by police yesterday on suspicion of child neglect. They have now been released on bail.

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