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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.
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."
Police say a newborn baby was found on a doorstep in Horden, Peterlee. The baby boy was taken to hospital and is well.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.
Police have confirmed a baby was abandoned this morning but cannot confirm further details at this point. It is believed that a baby was left in the street next to a medical centre in Horden, Peterlee.
Driving by the scene was taxi driver Councillor Mary Cartwright who gave ITV News Tyne Tees this statement:
Emergency services attended Fifth Street in Horden, Peterlee, at 5am. It's been reported that a baby was abandoned near a medical centre. The North East Ambulance Service confirmed a patient was taken to North Tees Hospital.