Urgent appeal to find mother of baby found dead on supermarket car park

Police are urgently trying to find the mother of a newborn baby who has been found dead on a supermarket car park in Bilston today.

Officers were alerted by a member of the public who made the tragic discovery at the car park of Morrisons on the Black Country Route just after 9am.

At the moment it's not known when they were born or how they came to be in the car park. Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of the baby’s mother and are urgently appealing for her, or anyone who knows who she is, to come forward. Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds, from the force public protection unit, said:

“This is a truly tragic discovery, and we’ve been treating the scene and the baby with the utmost care and dignity today. 

"While we don’t yet know what has happened, what we do know is that there must be a mother out there who is in real need of help − and she is my absolute priority at the moment."

“We have been checking CCTV and speaking to hospitals, 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 okay and to ensure that she can get the help that she urgently needs."

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 842 of 11 April.


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