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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.

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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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