Fears for mother as police issue picture of abandoned girl

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Police have issued pictures of a baby girl found abandoned in Buckinghamshire as they continue to search for her mother. The baby, named Rosie by nurses caring for her in hospital, is believed to have been two days old when she was found in bushes in High Wycombe on Tuesday.

She was found by a passer-by, wrapped in a grey cardigan and in a pink and cream bag. The bag is decorated with a large sepia-toned image of women in 1950s-style bathing costumes posing by a car. Rosie still had her umbilical cord attached, leading hospital staff to believe her birth was medically unsupervised.

Members of the public and hospital staff have brought cards and gifts for the baby, who is at Wycombe General Hospital, where staff say she is in a good condition and feeding well. Detectives stressed the mother is not in any trouble, they simply want to make sure she is safe and well.