Newborn baby abandoned on doorstep

Police are appealing for information about the baby

Published: Thursday 28th May 2015 by Leo Stevens

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Police are trying to track down the mother of a newborn baby who was found abandoned on a doorstep.

The baby boy was discovered in the early hours on a street in Horden, County Durham, and was taken to hospital where he was declared fit and well.

Durham Police are now appealing for any information regarding the baby, who has been named Jack by staff at North Tees Hospital.

Detective Inspector Aelfwynn Sampson, Durham Police, said: “We can confirm that a newborn baby was found at 4.48am on the doorstep of a property in the Horden area today.

“The little boy was taken North Tees Hospital and is thankfully fit and well.

“We are now working closely with our partners at Durham County Council’s children services as part of this investigation.

“However, our priority is that mother and baby, who has been named Jack by hospital staff, get all the support necessary.

“We are obviously concerned about the mother’s welfare and want to reassure her we are all here to help.”

Published: Thursday 28th May 2015 by Leo Stevens

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