Detectives have released an e-fit of a woman they are desperately trying to trace after a newborn baby boy was found dumped in a Birmingham park three weeks ago.
Police say they are desperate to speak to the mother of the baby, now named George, who is being looked after by foster carers.
He was discovered by a dog walker abandoned at a park in King’s Norton.
Today, the force released a computer generated image of a woman they are keen to speak to as part of the ongoing hunt for the mother of the boy.
The tiny infant was just hours old when he was discovered by a hero dog at a spot known as The Mound shortly before dusk on April 22.
Hel, the giant husky, discovered the hours-old newborn wrapped in a blanket and alerted her owner to the bundle.
Terry Walsh told how he would have walked on by what he thought was a discarded blanket – leaving the baby boy to be found by foxes, rats or a less gentle dog – if his husky hadn’t drawn his attention to the infant.
She heard the baby crying after Hel ran over, lay beside the rolled-up shawl and began “gently nudging” the baby with her nose, Team Dogs reported.
“Suddenly I heard this baby cry. I think it was Hel’s gentle nudging and the heat from my husky’s body that woke the baby up,” Mr Walsh said.
“I was a bit stunned so I quickly went over and lifted part of the blanket away from the baby’s face and it was newborn, as I know now. I knew it was very young.”
He and a mum walking in the park with her kids phoned police and waited with the baby until emergency services arrived and took the child away.
Despite an urgent appeal to track down the tiny boy’s mum since the lucky find, West Midlands Police have since been unable to find her – despite several appeals in recent weeks.
The e-fit released today was created by experts at Thames Valley Police and was put together after officers spoke to a key witness.
The force are urging anyone who knows the woman to get in contact, and are reassuring the mother that George is healthy and doing well with his foster carers.
Detectives say they are “desperately concerned” about the mum and want to check she is doing okay, both physically and mentally.
Detective Inspector Neil Hunt, who is leading the investigation, appealed directly to the baby’s mum.
He said: “Once again, I really want to reach out to George’s mother as you are my concern.
“I’m worried about you and I need to make sure you are safe and well.
“We’ve not taken the decision to issue this image lightly or to frighten you.
“We simply want to find you so we can talk to you, check you are okay, and offer any help or support you may need.
“If anyone recognises this woman, or thinks they know who George’s mother is, please do get in touch. You can do so in complete confidence if you’d prefer.
“We’ve had a good response to our earlier appeals and I thank everyone who has contact us so far.
“If you know anything – no matter how small or insignificant it may seem – please get in touch.”
The force has previously issued adorable photos of George as well as images of the £1 Matalan T-shirt and grubby blanket he was wearing when he was found.
Police said officers’ enquiries have been extensive and they had followed a number of leads – but have been able to find the mother.
The woman has been described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall and of medium to large build.
She was wearing a light grey zipped hoodie and jogging bottoms. Her hair may have been in a low ponytail at the time.
Officers have been handing out leaflets which includes the image publicised today in the local area, encouraging anyone who recognises the woman to get in touch.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via live chat on the force’s website or by calling 101, quoting log 3476 of April 22.