Police were last night trying to trace the mother of a new-born baby found abandoned on a doorstep of a house.
The baby boy, named Alfie by nurses looking after him, was discovered at around
12.30pm by a resident who heard him crying and went to investigate.
The woman, from Post Office Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire, found him dressed in a white baby suit and vest and wrapped in a white woollen shawl.
A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: "A mother herself, she thinks the person who left the baby must have seen the pushchair in the porch and thought the baby would be well cared for."
Alfie is believed to be up to three weeks old and examinations by paediatric staff at Stafford District Hospital, where he is being cared for, show he is fit and well.
Police appealed to the mother of the child, described as white with dark hair and whose vest was 'First Size' with a George label, to come forward.