Police say the mother of a newborn baby found in a park in Birmingham this evening is their “absolute priority”.
They are desperate to find the mum, who they say may need urgent medical attention.
The baby boy was discovered by a member of the public wrapped in a blanket in a community park known as The Mound off Shannon Road, in Kings Norton.
He was found around 5.30pm and was taken to hospital to be checked over.
He is now being cared for by medical staff.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said they were “extremely concerned for the welfare of the baby’s mother” and asked anyone who knew who she was to urgently come forward.
Detective Inspector Allan Green from our public protection unit, said: “The baby is being cared for by medical staff and our priority is to now find mum and make sure she is ok.
“She may be in need of urgent medical attention and she is our absolute priority at the moment.
“We have been checking CCTV and speaking to members of the public, but it may be that the mother or someone who knows who she is sees this appeal.
“I really want to speak to her to make sure she’s OK and would urge her to get in touch.”
Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with West Midlands Police by calling 101, quoting log 3476 of 22 April.
Officers can also be reached via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or details can be given anonymously to charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency, call 999.