A NEWBORN baby was found dumped in a wheelie bin and crying – with his umbilical cord still attached.
The tiny boy was reportedly found in a brown garden waste bin in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, at around 5pm on Sunday.
A nearby resident is said to have heard something crying from within the bin and found the tot among grass cuttings inside, Grimsby Live reports.
Paramedics were rushed to the scene in minutes, while cops cordoned off the area.
The baby’s mum has since been traced and both she and the tot were taken to hospital for checks.
They are now understood to be being cared for by relevant authorities.
One resident told Grimsby Live: “The mum must have been too young to understand or did not want anyone to know she was pregnant.
“We only hope she gets the care she needs [for her] and her baby.”
At least four police cars were rushed to the quiet family estate along with two ambulances following the shock find on Sunday.
Officers were also seen knocking door to door to interview residents.
A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We received a call at 4.58pm on June 19, to a private address in Grimsby.
“The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent two crewed ambulances and two patients were taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.”
Humberside Police said they could not give any more details other than the statement provided to GrimsbyLive on Sunday.
That statement read: “Officers are in attendance at a property on Winchester Avenue following reports of concerns for safety earlier this evening (Sunday 19 June).
“Assistance has been provided to those concerned. There are no issues or risks to the wider community.”