CCTV released in police search for mum after newborn baby boy abandoned in park

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a woman as they try to track down the mother of a newborn baby boy found in a Birmingham park.

West Midlands Police shared the video of a woman they believe could help with their inquiries on YouTube as they continue to search for the mother of the infant.

The child was discovered at The Mounds in Kings Norton in the south-west of the city at around 5.30pm on Thursday.

The footage shows a woman walking along Shannon Road just before 5.10pm that afternoon.

The force said it was “very concerned” for the welfare of the baby’s mother.

In a statement issued on Sunday, it said: “The baby boy was possibly only hours old when he was found, clothed and wrapped in a blanket, by a dog walker.

“He is being cared for at hospital where he is thought to be full-term, healthy and doing well.

“Sadly we’ve still not been able to find the mother of this little boy.

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“We’re very concerned for her and want to check she is doing OK, both physically and mentally.

“This is our only concern right now, giving birth is a big thing and we’re concerned she will need medical help.

“This must be a very difficult time for her so we’re keen to talk to her as soon as possible.

“We’re appealing directly to the mother of the boy or anyone who knows who she is to please get in touch.

“If anyone recognises the woman in the CCTV, please get in touch, she may hold vital information.”

People can contact West Midlands Police via their website or by calling 101 and quoting log 3476 of April 22.