Police find mother of newborn baby found dead in Morrisons supermarket car park

The mother of a newborn baby found dead in a supermarket car park has been traced by police, after a public appeal for help finding her.

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

Detectives had appealed for her or anyone who knows who she is to come forward and on Sunday evening she was found and is now receiving "appropriate care".

Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds had described the find as "a truly tragic discovery".

He added: "We’ve been treating the scene and the baby with the utmost care and dignity today."

The police thanked the public for their help in sharing their appeal and said they would be speaking to the mother "in due course".

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