Police from the Ladysmith Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit is making an to the community to help locate the parents of an abandoned baby. The one-week old baby was found at The Oval shopping centre last week in an ablution block by a caretaker. The baby was wrapped in a yellow blanket, according to police.

Said a SAPS spokesperson: “Police from Ladysmith attended the scene. The baby was taken to hospital for a medical examination. He was found to be in a healthy state and he was placed at a place of safety.”

Anyone with any information on who might be the parents of the baby should contact, in confidence, constables Mtshali or MazIiuko on 082-469-9429 or 036-638-1700.