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A baby abandoned in a city park "will go into foster care" if his mum does not come forward to police.

The tot, named George by hospital staff, was discovered on April 22 in Kings Norton, Birmingham.

He weighed 7lb 4oz and was found by a dog walker, Birmingham Live reports.

Detectives have made a renewed plea for his mum to come forward exactly a week to the day after he was discovered, and reassured her: "You are not in any trouble."

CCTV footage of a woman in the area at the time has previously been released in the hope she holds vital clues, but it is understood she is likely to be a potential witness rather than the baby's mum.

Detective Inspector Neil Hunt, from the Public Protection Unit at West Midlands Police, said: "He will go into foster care where he will be well looked after.

"But we are appealing to mum so we can maybe look to placing him back, but that would be for our partners to decide.

"He is gaining weight and feeding well and will soon be ready to be discharged from hospital.

"It's important mum knows no harm has come to George.

"We haven't identified who mum is. The fresh appeal is for her to come forward."

The detective added that police are concerned the mum may need medical attention and support.

He added: "He (George) was found 30 to 40 minutes after being left here.

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"The location here is quite visible, it's rough ground and well used by dog walkers. Whoever laid baby George here, I believe it to be mum, wanted him to be found."

The police currently have no leads and say the well-being of the mum is their priority.

Detective Inspector Hunt said: "My appeal is directly to mum – it's really important her welfare is paramount. It's always been my priority since the baby was discovered here.

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"Mum has given birth we believe at home and she may need medical attention. I want to help her and offer her that.

"I don't know the circumstances to leave her baby. It's a big thing, overwhelming. I'm a parent myself so I know how overwhelming it is to have a child."

Officers delivered appeal leaflets and made house-to-house inquiries in the hope a breakthrough will be made.

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with West Midlands Police either by Live Chat or calling 101, quoting log 3476 of April 22.

Information can also be given anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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