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Police appeal after baby boy is abandoned in hospital toilets

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Officers were called to the Royal Albert Infirmary in Wigan
Officers were called to the Royal Albert Infirmary in Wigan

A number of potential witnesses could help investigations after a newborn baby was found dumped at a hospital, police have said.

Officers were called to the Royal Albert Infirmary in Wigan shortly after 12am on Wednesday July 6 to reports that a boy had been discovered in the toilets of the Accident and Emergency department by security staff.

Greater Manchester Police said nine people who used the same toilets at the hospital between 10pm and midnight could provide "vital information" and appealed to them to come forward.

The baby, who needed to be resuscitated, is now said to be doing well.

Orsolya Anmaria Balogh, 26, has since been charged with attempted murder and she will next appear at Liverpool Crown Court on August 1, GMP said.
Detective Constable Kevin Telford, from GMP's Wigan borough, said: "This is an awful situation. I am just so happy that the baby boy was found and will make a full recovery.

"We are now hoping to speak to the people who used the same toilets between 10pm and midnight. These people could provide vital information to help with our investigation."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5307, 101 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.