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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Newborn baby girl abandoned in broad daylight

An investigation has been launched by West Midlands police to find the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned in a community park off Stuarts Road in Stetchford this afternoon.

The baby was found wrapped in a blanket in a bag just after 2pm whereafter she was rushed to hospital. She is currently being assessed by medical staff.

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BREAKING - New born baby found in carrier bag in Birmingham Park. Anyone with info is urged to call 101 ASAP. http://t.co/u2hUkXRQkJ

Now that the baby is safe police are appealing for the mother to come forward as she may also require urgent medical attention.

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