Newborn Baby Left In Southport

17 April 2015, 10:51 | Updated: 17 April 2015, 11:00

Merseyside Police are trying to trace the mother of a newborn girl found in Southport on Thursday evening.

Emergency services were called at about 6.50pm to Silcock's Amusement Arcade on Nevill Street after staff found a baby abandoned inside the disabled toilets.

Police attended and took the baby girl to Ormskirk Hospital where she is being cared for by staff who have named her April. She is safe and well.

April on changing mat

Officers are now trying to trace April's mother.  The birth appears to have been unsupervised so the woman may need medical help.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton, said: "Our primary concern is for the health of the girl's mother. She is not in any trouble.

"I would urge April's mother to urgently come forward or at least seek treatment, as she could suffer medical complications which are potentially very dangerous.

"Please make contact with Ormskirk Hospital as soon as possible, if you are outside the area please get in touch with a medical professional. In an emergency always call 999.

"You are not in trouble, we need to get you back together with your daughter.

"Anyone who may have seem anything suspicious in the arcade around this time that in hindsight seems suspicious or anyone that is be able to help us locate the mother is asked to contact officers on 0151 777 3835 or by calling 999."

Enquiries are on-going in the area to trace the mother.

A 24-hour phone line has been set up by the hospital, in order for the mother to make contact. That number is 01704 547 471.