123A baby girl, just minutes old, has been abandoned on a doorstep with its umbilical cord still attached.

The desperate newborn’s mum wrapped her in a blanket and towel then left her outside a family’s home before fleeing. The tot’s cries were heard by the family inside, who went out and discovered the vulnerable baby.

Onuma Moss, who lives in a neighbouring house, said: “It was about 8 o’clock at night and somebody heard crying. They found the little girl on the doorstep. She had only just been born, but nobody could find the mother.”

A woman from the wooden house in Nonthaburi, in northern Bangkok, Thailand, cared for the child while an ambulance was called. The newborn was rushed to nearby Wachirakorn hospital and will was taken into the care of the authorities, while the search continues for her mother.