A newborn boy has died after being abandoned at the back of a shop in Cwmcarn, Gwent Police have announced.

The baby, found wrapped in a towel at the rear of the village's Spar store, was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport but pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are "extremely concerned" about the mother's health and urged her to come forward for medical assistance.

How can this happen in the age of information? Really, the police are unable to identify the mother of the abandoned baby? And isn't this the society that "has the most surveillance cameras per capita in the world"? I had no idea such big cracks existed in the system.