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.

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Praise for dog who raised alarm over abandoned baby

A determined German Shepherd who raised the alarm after discovering an abandoned baby in a Birmingham park has been praised.

The dog refused to leave the carrier bag alone while out for a walk with her owner - and it was only when the man went over in investigate that he realised why.

Hospital staff looking after the newborn decided to name her Jade, after the dog.

A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, told ITV News Central correspondent Keith Wilkinson that if it had not been for Jade the Dog's persistence, Baby Jade might not have been discovered at all.

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More pictures released of Baby Jade in hunt for mother

Police have released more pictures of a newborn baby girl who was found abandoned in a Birmingham park.

Named Jade by hospital staff, the girl is thought to have been just one or two days old when she was left in a bag in the community park in Stechford.

Baby Jade was abandoned in a Birmingham park yesterday
Baby Jade was abandoned in a Birmingham park yesterday Credit: West Midlands Police

Detectives have released the pictures as part of the hunt to find Jade's mother.

They have urged the woman, or anyone who knows where she might be, to contact police.

A hospital worker cradles the tiny baby
A hospital worker cradles the tiny baby Credit: West Midlands Police

Meet Baby Jade: the newborn abandoned in a park

A newborn baby girl found abandoned in a bag in a Birmingham park has been named Jade by hospital staff.

The girl is "alert, happy and contented" as she recovers in hospital, West Midlands Police said as detectives released the first photo of the girl in a bid to trace her missing mother.

Baby Jade was abandoned in a Birmingham park yesterday
Baby Jade was abandoned in a Birmingham park yesterday Credit: West Midlands Police

Baby Jade was found in a community park off Stuarts Road, Stechford, at around 2pm yesterday.

She weighs six pounds and is being monitored around the clock by paediatricians.

Search continues for mother of abandoned baby

Police are this morning continuing to hunt for the mother of a newborn baby abandoned in a bag in a Birmingham park.

The girl, thought to be just one or two days old, was found in a community park off Stuarts Road, Stechford, at around 2pm yesterday.

She was found wrapped in a blanket in a bag by a nearby resident and taken to hospital.

Ch Insp Jack Hadley appealed for the mother, or anyone who thinks they may know where she is, to come forward.

Now that we know the baby is safe and in the care of professionals, our priority is to find mom.

She may be in need of urgent medical attention and we need her to contact us as soon as possible.

– Chief Inspector Jack Hadley, West Midlands Police
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