National 17.8.2016 10:42 am

Baby dumped in Durban parking lot

A week old baby dumped in Musgrave Center parking bay  found by police.

A week old baby dumped in Musgrave Center parking bay found by police.

A week-old ‘cheerful’ baby was found abandoned in the parking lot of a shopping centre on Tuesday night.

Berea police in Durban have taken a baby to a place of safety after the child was found abandoned in a parking bay at Musgrave Centre, Berea Mail reports.

A police source told Berea Mail the “cheerful” newborn was found in a plastic bag, which had been placed close to the rear tyre of a car in the parking bay. “Luckily, the driver stopped and opened the bag,” the source said.

Berea police communications officer Captain PN Naidoo confirmed a baby had been found abandoned at the shopping centre.

“Berea police will investigate a case of abandonment of an infant,” he added.

– Caxton News Service.

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