A newborn baby girl has been found in a cardboard box left outside a house.
The infant, who is thought to be less than one month old was discovered wrapped in a blue blanket outside the home in Corby, Northamptonshire.
She, was discovered at about 9am by a member of the public who heard a noise coming from the box.
Police said the child, found in Ibsen Walk, Corby, appears to be in good health and is being cared for at Kettering General Hospital.
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The baby has dark hair and is believed to be between one and four weeks old.
Officers urgently need to trace the baby's mother and have appealed for her to come forward amid concern for her welfare.
Anyone with information to assist the inquiry is urged to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or to call the Crimestoppers service anonymously on 0800 555 111.