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Mum of 'abandoned' baby is found

Merseyside Police say the mother of a newborn baby found in Southport has been found.

She was found within the Merseyside area and is currently receiving medical treatment.

Superintendent Claire Richards, said: “I would like to thank the local community, the online community and the media for their assistance in this matter.”

CCTV hope in search for mum of abandoned baby

Police hope this blurred CCTV image may lead to answers about the abandoned baby Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman officers are keen to trace after a newborn baby was left abandoned in Southport last night (Thursday, 16 April).

Officers believe the woman pictured may have information that could help them with enquiries and would urge her or anyone who recognises her to contact us.

Superintendent Claire Richards, said: “Our primary concern at this time is for the welfare of the mother and I would urge the woman pictured to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3835 or 101.

VIDEO: Footage of baby 'April' found abandoned in Southport amusement arcade

Police trying to identify the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned inside public toilets just hours after being born have released a short video of the child they have named 'April'.

Merseyside Police are keen to trace the mother of the girl, who was named after the month of her discovery by staff at the Ormskirk Hospital where she is being treated.

The amusement arcade where 'April' was found Credit: GTV
Police vehicles outside Silcocks Credit: GTV

Emergency services were called to Silcock's Amusement Arcade on Nevill Street in Southport at about 6.50pm on Thursday 16 April after staff found a baby abandoned inside the disabled toilets.

The video, released by police today, show the baby girl dressed in a floral-patterned pink baby grow provided by the staff.

A police spokesman said there was evidence to suggest the baby was "born where she was found".

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First pictures of abandoned baby April

Police are trying to trace the mother of a newborn girl, April, who found abandoned in Southport.
Emergency services were called to Silcock's Amusement Arcade on Neville Street after staff discovered the infant in disabled toilets
She's been called is being cared for at Ormskirk Hospital.
A 24-hour phone line has been set up by the hospital, in order for the mother to make contact. That number is 01704 547 471.

Baby found abandoned in Southport toilets

Police are trying to trace the mother of a newborn girl found abandoned in Southport.

Emergency services were called to Silcock's Amusement Arcade on Neville Street after staff discovered the infant in disabled toilets.

Baby "April" as she's been called is being cared for at Ormskirk Hospital.

Police were called to the amusement arcade on Neville Street

CCTV appeal after shop worker racially abused

A CCTV image of the first suspect. Credit: Merseyside Police.

CCTV pictures have been released of two suspects in an alleged racial attack at a shop in Merseyside.

The owner of the store on Duke Street was subjected to abuse and had objects thrown at him during the incident on March 12.

A CCTV image of the second suspect. Credit: Merseyside Police.

This was a frightening and distressing incident for the shopkeeper and I want to reassure the community in Southport that a thorough investigation is continuing.

"Small business owners provide a vital service which people appreciate and we won't tolerate anyone who uses threatening behaviour or racist language towards them."

– Detective Inspector Jimmy Belmar, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information should call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3020 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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