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Appeal to trace mother of newborn baby

News   •   Sep 17, 2017 16:20 BST

Police and hospital staff are continuing to appeal for the mother of a newborn baby to come forward so that she can receive medical care and support.

Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Sunday, 17 September to a park area close to Balaam Street, E13 following reports of an abandoned baby.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and the boy, who was carefully wrapped in a white blanket, has been taken to an east London hospital where he is being cared for.

The child has been called Harry by medical staff.

In a direct appeal to the child's mother, the officer leading the inquiry, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Foley, said: "We are growing increasingly concerned for your welfare and I would urge you to make contact with us or your local hospital or GP surgery. It is really important that we know you are safe.

"I would also ask that anyone who has information that could help us to reunite this baby with his mother to come forward."

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the mother is asked to call police on 07775116916 or via 101.