Abandoned newborn baby found

Health chiefs are appealing for a mother to come forward after a newborn baby was found abandoned. The child was left on a doorstep outside a home in a residential part of Worcester, Worcestershire, some time this morning, West Mercia Police said.

Mum of abandoned baby 'may need medical attention'

The head of midwifery at a hospital caring for an abandoned baby has urged the boy's mother to seek medical attention.

Patti Paine of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said:

I would like to appeal to Joseph's mother to come forward to us because we believe she may be in need of urgent medical attention.

It's important she's seen by a midwife as soon as possible to get checked over.

– Patti Paine

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Baby Joseph found in shopping bag

Baby Joseph is believed to be only 24 hours old. Credit: ITV News

A newborn baby boy abandoned on a doorstep in Worcester was found wearing a baby-grow and lying in a hessian shopping bag.

Little baby Joseph - named by the nurses caring for him - was discovered by homeowners alerted by a ring of their doorbell at 4.30am today.

He is now being cared for by children's nurses at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, who say he is healthy and looks as though he was born to term.

Newborn baby abandoned on doorstep in Midlands

Health chiefs are appealing for a mother to come forward after a newborn baby was found abandoned in Worcestershire.

The child was left on a doorstep outside a home in a residential part of Worcester this morning, West Mercia Police said.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which is caring for the child, is making a public appeal for the baby's mother to come forward.