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One Day Old Baby Girl Abandoned in London

A group of children found a tiny baby inside a Tesco plastic carrier bag while on their way to school inside a block of flats London.

The one-day old baby girl had been wrapped in a blue blanket and placed inside one of Tesco’s old style carrier bags which was then left on the doorstep of a third floor flat on Flaxman Road in Brixton on Wednesday morning.

The quick thinking children took the baby directly to the hospital where doctors examined her and although she was very cold they said her fast recovery rate was down to the speedy actions of the children.

Nurses at the King’s College Hospital have named the baby girl Grace and the Metropolitan Police have issued a statement for the mother to come forward urgently.

Baby Grace was crying when the children found her but was found to be in good health and it wasn’t long before she began drinking milk with no problems at the hospital.

Police Appeal for Mother of Grace to Come Forward

Inspector Simon Rooke from the Lambeth Police said they were concerned the mother may be suffering both mentally and physically and want her to contact them for medical help.

He added: "It is believed the baby was left outside the address after 4.20am this morning, as the occupant had returned from working a night shift at that time."

Inspector Simon Rooke, from Lambeth Police, said: "She was very, very cold but, due to the speedy discovery by these children, she was brought to hospital very quickly and treated."

He said the mother could be suffering both physically and mentally. We may be looking at heavy blood loss and the sooner we can locate her the sooner she can get medical help.

"I would ask her to please contact us as soon as possible. We are most concerned about her welfare at this time."

Police officers are now conducting house-to-house enquiries and studying footage of the CCTV in the area. 

A further police statement was issued which read.  "All information will be treated with sensitivity and in the strictest confidence. We can be contacted on 0300 123 1212, or if to request immediate medical assistance please call 999."