Police appeal after newborn baby found dead in supermarket car park

Police have made an urgent appeal to trace the mother of newborn baby found dead in a supermarket car park.

A member of the public made the "tragic discovery" at the Morrisons store in Bilston, Wolverhampton, just after 9am on Sunday.

West Midlands Police said it did not know when the baby was born, or how it came to be in the car park but it was "extremely concerned for the welfare of the baby’s mother".

Detectives urgently appealed for her or anyone who knows who she is to come forward.

Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds 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 OK, and to ensure that she can get the help that she urgently needs."

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch, quoting log 842 of 11 April.

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