Derby

Newborn boy discovered abandoned near pub in Etwall

Abandoned baby
Image caption The baby is being cared for at the Royal Derby Hospital

A newborn boy has been found abandoned in a bag outside a pub in a Derbyshire village.

Police said they were concerned for the welfare of the child's mother and are trying to trace her.

The boy was discovered by pub staff on Wednesday night outside the Hawk and Buckle on Main Street, Etwall.

He was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where doctors estimated he was one day old. Staff at the hospital have named him Jack.

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Police said: "Police are urgently trying to trace the baby's mother as they are concerned for her welfare.

"Officers want to stress that anyone providing information can do so in confidence."

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