A startling image has been sent in showing a baby abandoned outside a betting shop, Bispham Road, Southport.

The photo was sent into OTSnews this morning and confirmed the child was still in the pram outside Ladbrokes shop, Friday 27 March 2015.

The image sparked fears that the child’s mother or father had gone inside to place a bet – while one resident claimed they had seen an abandoned pram outside the same shop before.

Police and social services said they had received no reports of potential child neglect.

Neighboring shop owners also said they had not heard of the incident though one, who asked not to be named, claimed: ‘I wouldn’t put it past some of the people who live here’.


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