Tuesday 17 October 2017

Baby girl 'less than a month old' left in bottle steriliser cardboard box outside house

Undated handout photo issued by Northamptonshire Police of a box where a baby girl thought to be less than a month old has been found outside a house in Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire Police/PA Wire
Undated handout photo issued by Northamptonshire Police of a box where a baby girl thought to be less than a month old has been found outside a house in Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire Police/PA Wire
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A baby girl thought to be less than a month old has been found in a cardboard box left outside a house in Northamptonshire.

The infant, wrapped in a blue blanket, was discovered at about 9am on Monday by a member of the public who heard a noise coming from the box.

Police said the child, found in Ibsen Walk, Corby, appears to be in good health and is being cared for at Kettering General Hospital.

The baby has dark hair and is believed to be between one and four weeks old.

Officers urgently need to trace the baby's mother and have appealed for her to come forward amid concern for her welfare.

Anyone with information to assist the inquiry is urged to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or to call the Crimestoppers service anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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