Search for Baby Jade's mother

West Midlands Police have released pictures of a newborn baby, named Jade by hospital staff, as part of a search for the child's mother.

Jade was found abandoned in a carrier bag in a park in Birmingham.

Police receive 150 calls in search for baby Jade's mother

Baby Jade Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have received around 150 calls from members of the public, offering information and suggestion names of people that could possibly by the baby's mother.

The baby, named Jade by hospital staff, was found abandoned in a carrier bag in a park in Stechford, Birmingham, last month.

The girl is thought to have only been one or two days old when she was abandoned.

A spokesperson for the force says all the calls are being considered by the team investigating.

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Picture of the dog that found baby Jade

West Midlands Police have released the picture of the dog that found newborn baby Jade in Stechford park last Thursday.

Police have returned to the park in Birmingham today in a bid to find the mother of baby Jade.

Jade is progressing well in hospital and is expected to be put into foster care in the next few days.

The hero dog that found baby Jade last Thursday Credit: West Midlands Police

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Police continue to search for abandoned baby's mother

Police will return to a Birmingham park in an attempt to find the mother of a newborn baby who was found in a carrier bag a week ago.

Baby Jade was found in Marlborough Community Park, off Stuarts Road in Stechford, at around 2pm last Thursday by a dog walker.

Police say she is progressing well in hospital and is expected to be placed into foster care in the next few days.

Officers will hand out leaflets in and around the park in the hope witnesses will come forward.

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Dickin Medal campaign for baby rescuer Jade

A campaign has begun on Facebook for the German Shepherd Jade which discovered an abandoned baby to be awarded the PDSA's Dickin Medal.

The medal was introduced in 1943 by the charity's founder Maria Dickin and acknowledges 'outstanding acts of bravery displayed by animals', normally with the Armed Forces.

Grandad speaks out over abandoned baby find: 'We were just in the right place at the right time'

Baby Jade Credit: West Midlands Police

A Grandad who discovered a baby in a Birmingham park told the Birmingham Mail he first thought the little girl was a bag of kittens.

Roger Wilday was walking his German Shepherd Jade in Stechford when the dog raced towards some bushes and lay down next to a carrier bag - and refused to move.

He told the paper:

"I walked over and saw a carrier bag - then I saw it move. I thought it was a bag of kittens, but then I saw her little arms and a head, and the baby started to cry.

The paper reports he was concerned not to jeopardise any police investigation:

"I thought I'm not going to touch anything because if I start messing and they come for forensics...I just didn't want to hinder their job."

He raced to a friend's house to call 999 and police officers told him to pick up the baby and take her out of the park.

His wife said that the dog has never discovered anything before.

The little girl has been named Jade after Mr Wilday's dog and is said to be doing well in hospital.

Police are appealing for her mother to come forward.

Click here to watch a video of baby Jade

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