‘Please let us know you are ok’: personal appeal made to mother who abandoned baby in box in Northamptonshire

A picture has been released of a baby that was abandoned in a box in Corby
A picture has been released of a baby that was abandoned in a box in Corby

A personal appeal has been made by a senior Northamptonshire Police officer to the mother of a baby abandoned in a box in Corby.

Police have today released a picture of the baby girl, who is thought to be around three to six weeks old, who was found wrapped in a blue blanket wearing a nappy on Ibsen Walk on Monday, September 28.

This blanket was in the box in which the baby was found in Corby NNL-150929-163159001

This blanket was in the box in which the baby was found in Corby NNL-150929-163159001

Speaking at a press conference today, Detective Superintendent Steve Lingley said the baby was “safe and being well cared for.”

He said: “My worry is you. It must have been an awful decision you made to have left this baby where you did in Corby. As a parent my plea to you, as another parent, is to come forward and let us help you.

“We would like the mum to come forward and tell us she is well. This is really important please call us.”