A baby boy who was abandoned in a park has been discharged from hospital and taken in by foster carers after his parents have still not come forward.

The newborn – named George as he was found the day before St George’s Day – was discovered by a dog walker in Birmingham on April 22.

He is thought to have been just hours old when he was spotted dressed in Matalan clothes and wrapped in a blanket on an area of open land known as The Mound in Kings Norton.

George left hospital earlier this week and is doing ‘really well’ with his foster carers.

However, officers haven’t been able to find his mum and dad, despite a two-week appeal.

A police spokesperson said officers were continuing to ‘follow up numerous inquiries’.

They previously released CCTV footage of a woman in the area at the time who could hold important information. She is likely a witness and not George’s mum, it is understood.

Terry Walsh, 64, who discovered the newborn at The Mound, has said he ‘thanked the Lord the baby was alive’.

Describing the incident, he said: ‘Suddenly I heard this baby cry. I think it was Hel’s gentle nudging and the heat from my Husky’s body that woke the baby up.

‘A bigger dog or another dog with a different temperament might well have just ripped and tugged at the blanket and the baby could have been treated like a rag doll and then you’ve also got the foxes and the rats and everything in there. How would they treat a baby?

‘I thank the Lord that the baby was alive, that could’ve been a lot worse. The baby could’ve been dead. I said to my neighbours, heaven sent [my dog] Hel to rescue a newborn baby boy.’

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch with West Midlands Police.

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