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Baby appeal to Polish community

Baby and her clothes
Posters in Polish will be distributed around Catholic churches and factories

Posters are being printed in Polish to try to trace a mother who abandoned her baby outside a Lincolnshire hospital.

The girl is being cared for by a foster family while police continue to appeal for witnesses who were at Grantham hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The child, who is between two and four months old, was left in a pushchair outside the hospital's A&E department.

Police spokesman James Newell said they had had a very good response so far but had to investigate all possibilities.

He said: "Obviously we have quite a large Polish population and there's always the possibility that the mum is from that sector of society.

"So we are in the process of getting some posters translated, they'll be distributed by neighbourhood policing teams and we'll also be giving them to local Catholic churches and some of the big factories."

He emphasised the mother would not be in trouble and would be offered advice and support.

A photograph of the girl, who is in a healthy condition, and her clothing has also been released to encourage witnesses to come forward.

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