Carrier bag baby pictured

A newborn baby girl found abandoned in a bag in a Birmingham park has been named Jade by hospital staff. The girl is "happy and contented" as she recovers in hospital, West Midlands Police said as detectives attempted to trace her missing mother.

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Dog owner thought abandoned baby was 'kittens'

The man who discovered an abandoned newborn in a park thought the baby was a "bag of kittens".

The man who found a baby in a Birmingham park said he first thought the little girl was a bag of kittens. Credit: West Midlands Police

Grandfather Roger Wilday, who was alerted to the child by his German Shepherd, told the Birmingham Mail: "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."

"I thought I'm not going to touch anything because if I start messing and they come for forensics," he added. "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.

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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 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 Credit: West Midlands Police

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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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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 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.

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Police urge mum of abandoned newborn to get in touch

Police have appealed to the mother of a newborn girl found in a carrier bag in a Birmingham park to get in touch so she can be reunited with her "lovely baby daughter".

Chief Inspector Ian Green, of West Midlands Police, also said the mother was not in any trouble and urged her to contact police.

Police in the Birmingham park where the baby girl was found. Credit: Press Association

Police received a call just after 2pm from a member of the public to say they had found a baby under a bush in Marlborough House Community Park, off Stuarts Road in the Stechford area of Birmingham.

"We attended and found a baby wrapped in a light blue towel in a carrier bag," Chief Inspector Green said.

He explained the child was less than 24 hours old, and had been there for about half an hour.

Police are urging the mother of the newborn girl to get in touch. Credit: Press Association

"She has been taken to hospital and is doing really well. Our concerns now are for the mother to make sure she gets the medical attention she needs."

He appealed to anyone with information to ring police on 101, or for the mother to go directly into local A&E or a doctor's.

His message to the mother is: "You are not in trouble, we need to get you back together with your lovely daughter."

Chief Inspector tweets appeal in search for baby mother

The Force Incident Manager at West Midlands Police has tweeted an appeal for information from his own Twitter account after a newborn was discovered in a Birmingham park.

Chief Inspector Jack Hadley said finding the mother of the baby girl is 'a priority' for the force.

Birmingham park baby 'taken to hospital for treatment'

The newborn baby found abandoned in a carrier bag in a Birmingham park was treated by West Midlands Ambulance staff before being taken to a local hospital.

We can confirm we went to an incident in a park in Stechford this afternoon.

A baby girl was treated by ambulance staff and taken to a local hospital for assessment and treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance spokesman

Twitter appeal for information on Birmingham baby

West Midlands Police are using the Twitter hashtag #brumbaby in their appeal for information after a baby was discovered in a Birmingham park.

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