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This is baby Harry who was found abandoned in east London over the weekend

Police have released an image of a newborn baby who was abandoned in an east London Park over the weekend.

NHS Staff have named him Harry, Police hope by releasing the image it will encourage his mother to come forward.

Police have serious concerns for the mother’s welfare and want to be able to offer her the support she may need.

Baby Harry was found in a park area near Balaam Street in Plaistow on Sunday morning.

Officers and paramedics attended and the boy, who was carefully wrapped in a white blanket, was taken to hospital where he is being cared for.

Det Insp Ian Barker, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Baby Harry is doing well under the care of hospital staff but we are very worried about his mother.

“If you see this appeal, please come forward and let us know you are safe. I know you must be feeling very frightened and alone to have done what you did but please make contact with us or your local hospital or GP surgery so they can check you are OK and offer you medical care and support.

“Little Harry needs to be reunited with his mother so we would urge anyone else with information, or who saw anything out of the ordinary in the Balaam Street area on Sunday morning, to please come forward.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 020 8217 6528 or via 101

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