Police have traced the mother of a young girl who was found abandoned in a pram outside a house late yesterday.
The child, believed to be aged either two or three, was discovered outside an address in Warwick Road in Carlisle, Cumbria, at about 11pm.
A 41-year-old woman from Carlisle has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect, Cumbria Constabulary said.
Cumbria Police are trying to track down a woman believed to be in her mid-Thirties to early-Forties who was reportedly seen ringing the door bell of a property on Warwick Street, Carlisle.
The owners of the property did not recognise the woman and called the police, who found the toddle abandoned in the street soon after.
Police have released the following description of the woman:
Police say a toddler found in an abandoned pram last night had been left on Warwick Road - one Carlisle's busiest roads.
The road provides a link from the town centre to the M6 motorway.
Cumbria Police have issued an urgent appeal for any information relating to a girl who was found abandoned in her pram in Carlisle last night. A statement on their website says:
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Carlisle Police on 101.
Police are trying to trace the parents of a young girl who was found abandoned in a her pram on a street in Carlisle.
The child, believed to be around three years old, was found as officers were investigating reports of a disturbance on Warwick Road at around 11pm on Thursday night. Police said there was no sign of the girl's parents in the vicinity.
The parents of the child are being asked to get in touch with Cumbria Police immediately.
A major search effort for a missing angler who is thought to have fallen into the River Eden in Carlisle, Cumbria has been called off for the night.
Robert Heaton, 41, was last seen leaving his home in Carlisle on Thursday to go fishing.
An RAF Sea King helicopter, the RNLI and the Coastguard have joined forces in the search effort.
Cars and vans are just about making it through floodwater under a bridge at Currock in Carlisle.