More

    Police release images of abandoned baby Edward in bid to help find mother

    Images of a newborn baby boy who was abandoned on a doorstep in east London over the weekend have been released by police.

    Officers concerns are growing over the welfare of the little boy’s mother and hope she will come forward to assist the police.

    Officers believe that Baby Edward was just 12 hours old when he was found on the doorstep at an address in Hackney, east London by a member of the public.

    Police release images of abandoned baby Edward in bid to help find mother 1

    Baby Edwards was named shortly before midday on Saturday but officers are worried about the health and wellbeing of his mother who gave birth outside of a hospital environment.

    Detective Sergeant Andy Barry said: “Edward is being well cared for by hospital staff and is a healthy, bonny lad.

    “I am reaching out to Edward’s mother. You are my primary concern. I do not know the circumstances around Edward’s birth but, as a father myself, I understand how daunting becoming a parent can be.

    “I can offer you help, please be assured that you are not in trouble. Edward is safe and well, and your health and wellbeing is our priority.

    “To anyone who may know Edward’s mother, I’d urge you to come forward and help me locate her – this can be done in confidence.

    “I’d also like to hear from anyone who was in the Sandringham Road area between 10am and 12pm on Saturday January 25. If you noticed anything or saw someone, please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

    Police release images of abandoned baby Edward in bid to help find mother 2

    Edward was wearing a grey babygrow and a grey hat, and was wrapped in white knitted blanket when he was found.

    He remains in hospital in east London.

    Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting CAD 3039/25Jan or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

    Enjoyed this article?

    Then please consider following us on on Twitter or Instagram For the latest crime and policing news.

    Coronavirus Information

    There’s a lot of misinformation doing the rounds about #coronavirus, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Visit NHS Directly to find out what the symptoms are, how to prevent the spread, and who should stay at home..

    Advertisements

    Recent Articles

    #SmileAnd We love this: Cops helping self isolating man with shopping following welfare call

    Policing with compassion incredibly warm-hearted police officer goes out and gets some shopping while responding to a welfare check. Officers bought some essential items to...

    Coronavirus claims world’s youngest victim: Six-week-old Connecticut baby dies after being rushed to hospital unresponsive

    A six week old baby is believed to be the world's youngest victim of coronavirus. The very tragic news came after the baby tested positive...

    Fake Facebook account setup for NHS Nightingale Hospital London spreading misinformation #RainbowsForNightingale

    A Fake Facebook page has been set up claiming to be the new hospital but the real NHS Nightingale Hospital in London released a statement warning...

    Coronavirus: Man who coughed at police and claimed he had coronavirus jailed for six months

    Coronavirus man who coughed on a Met police officer and claimed he was infected with Coronavirus has been jailed for six months.  Disgusting and shameful...

    Coronavirus fines everything you need to know after inconsistencies across police forces

    Police Officers across the UK now have new police powers to arrest and fine members of the public who don't follow the coronavirus lockdown...
    Police release images of abandoned baby Edward in bid to help find mother 5

    Related Stories

    Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives

    Enjoyed this article?

    Then please consider following us on on Twitter or Instagram For the latest crime and policing news.

    Coronavirus Information

    There’s a lot of misinformation doing the rounds about #coronavirus, and it’s hard to know who to trust. Visit NHS Directly to find out what the symptoms are, how to prevent the spread, and who should stay at home..