A NEWBORN baby boy aged just was rescued just days before Christmas after his parents dumped him in a market stall following a row.

Residents hear the 2-week-old infant crying in the Thawi Watthana district of Bangkok, Thailand, last Thursday at around 11pm local time.

He had been wrapped in blankets and left on a table used for selling coconut water after all the traders had closed and returned home for the evening.

The emergency services arrived and treated the infant at the scene before he was rushed to the nearby hospital where he was found be be healthy.

Rescue worker Rakkanna Nakanrak from the Por Teck Thung Foundation which found the infant said he was between 10 and 20 days old.

She said: ''The baby was wrapped in blankets and was wearing a nappy. There were bags with him with bottles, blankets and lotion inside.

''I'm not sure how long he had been there. Somebody had left him with all the belongings needed to take care of him.''

Police investigating the incident said witnesses claim to have seen a man and a woman carrying a baby who were arguing earlier in the evening.

The infant has been kept at a children's hospital for Christmas where he is being looked after by nurses. If nobody comes forward, he'll be placed in an orphanage.

A spokesman from the Phra Kanong district police station said: ''It's possible that the baby was left on the table because of a problem between the mother and father.

"Witnesses said they saw a man and woman arguing earlier.

''We are checking CCTV from the area to try to identify suspects.

They will be prosecuted for leaving the baby. It's very lucky that somebody found him.''