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Appeal to find mother of new-born baby, found outside hospital in Dartford

The baby was found outside the main entrance of Darent Valley Hospital Credit: ITV

Police in Kent are trying to the mother of an unaccompanied new-born baby who was found outside the main entrance of Darent Valley Hospital at around 3.15am on Friday 24 May 2019.

The infant is safe, uninjured and being well supported by hospital staff.

Kent Police are following numerous lines of enquiry to establish the mother's identity and to check on her well-being and are appealing for information to find her.

It is really important that we locate the mother as we need to ensure she is safe and receives any support she may need.

I would like to stress that this is about ensuring the mother's well-being. There is nothing to fear in coming forward. I would urge her to call us on 999.

Likewise, I would encourage anyone who thinks they have information, no matter how small it may seem, to call us on 999 quoting 24-0117.

– Detective Superintendent Gavin Moss