Fears for missing mother after newborn baby found in park

Police and hospital staff are searching for a missing mother after a newborn baby was found in an east London park.

The boy was found wrapped carefully in a white blanket at around 8.20am on Sunday in a park area near Balaam street in Plaistow.

He is being cared for in hospital and has been called Harry by medical staff.

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Police and doctors now fear for the mother's health and urged her to come forward.

Appealing to the child's mother, 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."