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Missing Nottinghamshire baby found in Irish cathedral

A Nottinghamshire baby found abandoned in a cathedral in the Irish Republic is expected to be reunited with his legal guardian next week.

The eight-month-old boy was reported missing from the Ashfield area on Thursday morning.

Irish police say he was found safe and well at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow Town on Friday afternoon.

Police said they were concerned for the welfare of a man and a woman believed to have been involved in the incident.

They are still trying to trace the pair and are appealing for anyone who may have information.

A note with the baby's name and date of birth on it was found attached to his buggy.

He is currently in the care of the authorities in Ireland.

The Irish broadcaster RTE said the baby was found in the porch area by a person visiting the cathedral.

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