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Police release photographs of abandoned newborn baby Edward as they hunt for his mother

Police release photographs of abandoned newborn baby Edward as they hunt for his mother after he was found on a doorstep when he was just 12 hours old

  • The baby was left on a doorstep in Hackney, London, on Saturday at 12 hours old
  • He has been named Edward after the member of public who discovered him
  • Police are concerned for the health of his mother and urge her to get in touch

Police have released photographs of a newborn baby who was abandoned on a doorstep when he was 12 hours old as they continue the hunt for his mother. 

The infant, whose umbilical cord was reportedly still attached when he was discovered, was left on a doorstep in Hackney, east London, shortly before midday on Saturday. 

He has been named Edward after the member of public who discovered him and is currently being looked after by medical staff in hospital. 

A baby found abandoned on a doorstep when he was 12 hours old has been named Edward – as police release new pictures of the newborn in the hunt for his mother

Police were called to the scene by a passerby who discovered the little infant wrapped up in a white knitted blanket after he was left on a doorstep. 

Detectives are concerned for the health of his mother, who gave birth outside a hospital environment. 

Appealing to Edward’s mum, police said she should contact them or her GP so they know she is safe.

Detective Sergeant Andy Barry said: ‘Baby Edward was only about 12 hours old when he was found abandoned on a doorstep in Sandringham Road. 

The infant, whose umbilical cord was reportedly still attached when he was discovered, was left on a doorstep in Hackney, east London, shortly before midday on Saturday

The infant, whose umbilical cord was reportedly still attached when he was discovered, was left on a doorstep in Hackney, east London, shortly before midday on Saturday

‘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.

The baby was found wrapped up in a white knitted blanket on the residential street in east London (pictured). He is now being cared for at an east London hospital, and the Metropolitan Police have appealed for his mother to come forward

The baby was found wrapped up in a white knitted blanket on the residential street in east London (pictured). He is now being cared for at an east London hospital, and the Metropolitan Police have appealed for his mother to come forward

He has been named after the member of public who discovered him and is currently being looked after by medical staff in hospital

He has been named after the member of public who discovered him and is currently being looked after by medical staff in hospital

‘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.’

Edward was found just hours after another newborn baby was discovered dead in a street in Portsmouth.

Police were called to the scene by a passerby who discovered Edward wrapped up in a white knitted blanket after he was left on a doorstep

Police were called to the scene by a passerby who discovered Edward wrapped up in a white knitted blanket after he was left on a doorstep 

The tiny infant was left at the junction of Victoria Street and Old Commercial Road, at around 6.15am.

Police are ‘extremely concerned’ for the mother of the newborn baby and have been revieing CCTV are continuing to search for her.

Edward remains in hospital in east London. 

Graphic shows the location where the little infant was found

Graphic shows the location where the little infant was found

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