Police have finally located the mother of a boy left in a park by her baby after an eight month search.
The infant, who was named George by hospital staff, was thought to be just hours old when he was found wrapped in a blanket by a dog walker at The Mounds in Kings Norton, Birmingham, on April 22.
An urgent appeal to locate the mother was immediately launched by West Midlands Police earlier this year amid concerns for her wellbeing.
An e-fit of a woman police wanted to speak to was also created by experts at Thames Valley Police after officers spoke to a key witness.
Today, police confirmed the baby’s mother has now been identified and they were ‘ensuring that she gets the appropriate support and care she needs’.
Staff at the hospital gave George his name and discovered him abandoned in Birmingham’s park on 22 April
The baby was discovered wrapped in a blanket at The Mounds, Kings Norton by a dog walker
According to a statement, “Detectives searching for the mother of an abandoned baby boy at King’s Norton in March have located him.”
The Mounds of Shannon Road was where the baby was found. Dog walker discovered him covered in blankets.
“He is well taken care of and doing well.
The public support has played a major role in identifying her mother. The West Midlands Police had an overwhelming response, with over 1000 lines of inquiry. They were able to identify the mother and child.
“Our priority was to make sure mom is safe and well supported, as stated in public appeals.
“We have confirmed that there will be no further action taken and we, along with partners, are working together to ensure that she gets the right support and care.
“This case is extremely upsetting. Please do not speculate further. This is distressing to all involved.
Earlier this year an e-fit was created by experts at Thames Valley Police after officers spoke to a key witness
He was only hours old, and was wrapped up in a blanket when he was discovered in the park. Pictured are the blanket and clothes that the baby was wearing at the time he was discovered
Terry Walsh, semiretired royal engineer (pictured with his dog), was out walking when he saw the baby.
“We thank you all for your assistance and support during this sensitive and emotionally charged matter. All our best to the baby in the future.
The baby boy was found by a husky dog named Hel, belonging to semi-retired royal engineer Terry Walsh.
Walsh stated that without his companion, Mr Walsh would have tried to walk on what he considered a blanket.
He said Hel ran up to the shawl, and laid down beside it. She then began to ‘gently’ nudging the baby using her nose.
He spoke earlier in the year, saying: ‘I turned around and grabbed Hel to make sure she didn’t step over the glass. And she then went on to lay down next to the blanket and began to nuzzle it gently with her nose.
‘Suddenly, I heard this baby cry. The baby was reportedly woken by Hel’s gently nudging and warmth from his Husky’s body.