Baby found abandoned in a box outside a house in Corby

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A baby was found abandoned outside a house in Corby at 9am today.

A member of the public found the baby after hearing a noise coming from a box which had been left outside a house in Ibsen Walk.

A picture of the box is attached.

The baby girl was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing just a nappy.

She appears to be in good health and is currently being taken care of at Kettering General Hospital.

She has dark hair, dark eyes and is believed to be between one and four weeks old.

Officers urgently need to trace the baby’s mother and are concerned for her welfare.

They are appealing for her or anybody with information to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.