Police ‘incredibly worried’ after newborn baby is left at hospital

Police have said they are ‘incredibly worried’ after a newborn baby was left at a hospital in Jersey in the early hours of the morning.

The baby boy was left in the waiting area of the Emergency Department at the Jersey General Hospital at 5:40am, with his umbilical cord still attached.

He has been medically assessed and is described as being fit and well.

CCTV footage captured what is believed to be two women walking towards the hospital through Parade Gardens on the Channel Island.

One woman, seen carrying the baby, then enters the A&E departmenrt alone with the baby boy and is seen a few moments later, leaving empty handed.

Police are now appealing to the mother, saying their over-riding concern is to make sure she is safe and well.

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Superintendant James Wileman said the baby’s mother may have been one of the two people who left him in the care of the emergency department, but this could not be confirmed.

‘I want to appeal directly to the mother so that we can offer her medical and emotional support,’ he said.

‘We know to do this she must have been desperate and by leaving the baby at the hospital we know she wanted him to be looked after and to know he was safe so our paramount concern now is for the mother’s safety and welfare.’

Midwife Jan Auffret, looking after the baby in the hospital, said: ‘We are concerned about the health of the mother of the baby boy and are appealing for her to come forward.

‘We would like to reassure mum that the baby boy is currently being cared for and looked after and is doing well.’

Anyone with any information is asked to 612200, via Crimestoppers anonymously on.

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