A newborn baby boy found at the back of a Spar shop has died, police have said.
The baby was found wrapped in a towel at the back of the Newport Road shop in Cwmcarn at 6.15pm on Thursday.
The baby was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Gwent Police has said it is “extremely concerned” about the mother’s health and urged her to come forward help.
Superintendent John Burley has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
He said: “This is a tragic incident that will be felt in the local community. However our priority is finding the mother of the baby and we are appealing for her to come forward.
“We would also appeal to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Spar store… who may have seen something to contact us immediately.”