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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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