Police Concern over Mother of Newborn Baby, Edinburgh

Police in Edinburgh are concerned for the wellbeing of the mother of a newborn baby found on a park bench in Hailesland Park this afternoon (April 11).

The baby girl was discovered on the bench behind Kilncroft Stair about 12.55pm by a passer-by who immediately contacted police. There was no sign of the baby's mother in the area, who medics advise will require urgent medical attention.

The baby has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she is being cared for by staff.

Chief Inspector Richard Thomas said: "We are greatly concerned for the wellbeing of this baby girl's mother, and are urging her to seek medical attention.

"We would ask anyone who might know who the mother is to encourage her to see a doctor urgently."

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.