Plea to mother of 'abandoned baby' in Bury

The mother of a two-week-old baby is being urged to contact police after she dialled 999 to say she had left the baby outside a Citizen's Advice Bureau.

The woman, who police said had an African accent, called the emergency services on Thursday afternoon.

She told the call handler she had left her baby by the CAB in Bury.

Officers have searched the area, much of the town centre and visited all CABs in Greater Manchester but have not been able to trace the mother or child.

Supt Graeme Openshaw, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "I want to make a direct plea to this mother that we are only interested in the safety of the baby and simply want to hear back from her.

"If you are reading or hearing this then please call us - you are not in trouble, we just want to help you and your baby as best we can.

"We are also appealing to anyone who knows of a friend, relative or neighbour who has recently had a baby in difficult circumstances to get in touch."

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