Baby found abandoned in Phuket pickup

PHUKET: Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby boy found abandoned in the bed of a pickup truck in front of a luxury Phuket resort last night.

The baby is healthy and is being cared for at Vachira Phuket Hospital, said Wichit Police Deputy Superintendent Jakkawat Boontaweekulsawat.

Hotel staffer Anchalee Singsoon, 39, discovered the infant in the back of her pickup truck after she arrived for work at the Dream Sea Pool Villa resort at about 10:30pm.

“I parked in front of the resort, and I hadn’t gotten very far when I heard a lot of dogs barking at my truck,” she said.

“I went back to see what was up and I was shocked to see a baby in the bed of my pickup.”

The baby, wrapped in a towel and placed inside a black garbage bag, weighed about 3.2kg and still had his umbilical cord attached, said Lt Col Jakkawat.

“We are checking CCTV cameras in the area,” he said.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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