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Renewed appeal to trace mother of Baby Harry

APPEAL: Baby Harry (Photo credit: MET)

POLICE ARE appealing for information after a baby was found abandoned in Plaistow have released new images and footage of him in a bid to trace his mother.

It is now more than three months since the baby boy - named Harry by the medical staff who initially cared for him - was found in a park area close to Balaam Street, E13.

At about 08:20hrs on Sunday, 17 September officers and the London Ambulance Service were called to the scene to reports of a baby found abandoned.

Harry was found carefully wrapped in a white blanket and was taken to an east London hospital - he is now being cared for by the local authority.

Detectives from the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating and enquiries are continuing to identify Harry's mother and ensure she is safe and well.

In a renewed appeal, officers have released new photos and footage of Harry, taken when he was about one month old.

Detective Inspector Debbie McCormack, who leads the investigation, said: "It has now been three months since Harry was found. In that time we have been in constant contact with hospitals throughout London to see if Harry's mother has sought medical attention but we have yet to identify her. We are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

"I would reiterate our appeal to Harry's mum - please come forward and let us know you are safe and if you need care and support, we can help you access this.

"As you can see from the images, little Harry is doing well but we would urge anyone else with information, or who saw anything out of the ordinary in the Balaam Street area on that morning, to please come forward."

Anyone who can help is asked to call police on 020 8217 6538 or via 101 or Tweet @MetCC.

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