Health professionals and police officers continue to be concerned for the welfare of the mother of a newborn baby boy who was left at Jersey’s General Hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 18th).
The baby was no more than 30 minutes old when it was left andstill had the umbilical cord attached.
He is now being cared for by hospital staff and is said to be doing well.
Overnight police officers have been conducting extensive CCTV enquiries, as well as following up leads which have come in and speaking to potential witnesses.
So far the mother has not been traced.
A dedicated phone line has been set up for the mother which will go through to midwife Jan Auffret. That number is 07797 710885.
Officers have been working in consultation with the Health Department to visit expectant mothers in the hope that someone may know who this women is.
Acting Chief Inspector Mark Coxshall said: “We continue to be incredibly worried about the mother, we can’t begin to imagine how desperate you must have been. Please come forward so that we know you are safe and well. You don’t have to call us, you can call Jan. She will ensure you are looked after.
“We also want to take the opportunity to thank the public for their huge amount of concern and compassion and we appreciate all your assistance. Please continue with what you are doing.”
If anyone has any information please call police on 612200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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