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Man looking for scrap metal finds a box and calls the police, see what was inside

Date: 28 June 2022

The Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Motherwell is asking the public for help. This is to find the parents of a baby boy who was discovered abandoned in New Brighton on Sunday, 26 June,2022.

A community member is said to have found a newborn in a box near a tree in a park in Gqalo Street on the specified date at around midday while looking for scrap metal.

He then enlisted the help of other community members before calling the police.

The infant was both alive and completely dressed. He is approximately a month old. He was brought to Dora Nginza Medical Center.

Anyone who can help find the baby's parents or who knows of a woman who may have recently given birth is asked to Crime Stop at 08600 10111, or their local police station. Callers may choose to remain anonymous, and all information is kept strictly private.

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