Newborn baby found dead in supermarket car park in West Midlands

Police are urgently trying to find the mother of a newborn baby who has been found dead at a supermarket car park.

The child was discovered at Morrisons on the Black Country Route in Bilston near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands on Sunday just after 9am.

It is not known when the baby was born or how the infant ended up in the car park.

Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds from West Midlands Police, 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.”

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