Hunt for parents goes on

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 May, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 May, 1993, 12:00am

A CARE and protection hearing has been fixed for Friday for a baby girl found abandoned on a staircase in Wan Chai.

The baby, who was estimated to be about two days old when found on April 4, is being looked after at the Chuk Yuen Children's Centre.

A police spokesman said the infant was wrapped in a blanket when she was found on the second floor landing of a building in Lee Tung Street. She weighed 2.5 kilograms.

The police are looking for the baby's parents, next-of-kin or anyone who may be able to identify her.

Cases of deliberate abandonment usually begin with the Social Welfare Department obtaining a care and protection order in Juvenile Court.

The last child found abandoned in Hongkong was Yu Fa, a two-year-old girl who was left in the cold between the two Exchange Square towers on the night of the Lunar New Year fireworks display.

All attempts to find her parents have proved fruitless and she is now at Mother's Choice, waiting for suitable adoptive parents.

Members of the public are being asked to contact police on 828-7455 or the 527-7177 hotline if they can help trace the parents of the Wan Chai baby.