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Abandoned on a street hours after being born: Police appeal to find Baby Edward's mother

Police trying to find the mother of a baby boy abandoned when he was 12 hours old have released images of the newborn to try and find her.

Baby Edward being cared for at a hospital in east London Credit: Met Police

Baby Edward was found in a grey babygrow and hat on Sandringham Road, Dalston - just off the busy Kingsland Road - on Saturday morning.

Following checks police said the baby probably wasn't born in a hospital.

He was found wrapped up on a street in a white knitted blanket Credit: Met Police

He is being cared for at an east London hospital as police grow increasingly concerned for the welfare of his mother.

Detectives are urging the mother to come forward so that she can receive medical care and support Credit: Met Police

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.

– Detective Sergeant Andy Barry, Met Police
Anyone with information can call police on 101 Credit: Met Police

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting Cad 3039/25Jan or stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Credit: Met Police