Friday, May 4, 2012

Newborn Baby Girl Dumped On Doorstep in Reading

A newborn girl has been found abandoned in a holdall on a doorstep in Reading.

Police said a note written in Polish was left with the baby, who was found on London Road yesterday evening.

The girl, who is thought to be between two and three weeks old, is being cared for by medical staff at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Thames Valley Police said they are concerned for the mother, who could need medical help.

“Early indications are that the baby appears unharmed, with no immediate evidence of any injuries or trauma," superintendent Stuart Greenfield said.

"Our main concern now is for the welfare of her mother, who may need medical assistance," he added. Read More

"Although we cannot say for certain that one or both of her parents are Polish, the fact that the note was written in Polish leads us to think that this may be the case.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Inspector Mark Tucker at Thames Valley Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.