A new-born baby that was found abandoned on a doorstep in County Durham has spent the night
The boy, named Jack by staff at North Tees hospital, is thought to be about 12 hours old and was found wrapped in two dressing gowns.
Police said that they have managed to trace the child’s mother.
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Police say a 36 year old Newcastle man is missing in the River Tees tonight.
Members of the public saw a man in difficulty at the area of Low Force and the Wynch Bridge near Middleton-Teesdale at three thirty this afternoon (May 28).
Police, fire and rescue and the mountain rescue team are continuing to search the river.
Police say the search is difficult and dangerous and have asked the public not to get involved.
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The mother of a baby boy found on a doorstep in County Durham has been traced. Police say that they received a phone call from a woman claiming to be the child’s mother.
The baby, who has been named Jack by staff at North Tees Hospital, was discovered in the early hours in Emerson Court.
A baby boy abandoned on a doorstep in Horden, Peterlee was discovered by a pet dog.
Janice Clish, resident of the house where the baby was found, said: "My boyfriend was taking the dog round the block and the dog stopped at my door.
"He went over and that's when we found the baby on the floor. I was shocked."