x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Hunt for mother of abandoned baby

Police are attempting to locate the mother of a baby apparently abandoned on the Corniche at the weekend.

The girl is being cared for at Sheikh Khalifa Hospital.
The girl is being cared for at Sheikh Khalifa Hospital.

AJMAN // Police are attempting to locate the mother of a baby apparently abandoned on the Corniche at the weekend. The baby girl, thought to be about three months old and of Arabic origin, was discovered on Saturday evening in a baby carrier that had been left on a bench on the Corniche. A resident noticed that the infant had been left unattended for about an hour and called the police, who took the baby to Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, where she is being cared for.

"No one has come up to claim the baby for more than 24 hours now, and that creates suspicion that she was abandoned," a police source said. Anyone who recognises the baby or believes they know who her parents or guardians are, is asked to contact Ajman Police at 06 743 9999. @Email:ykakande@thenational.ae