Photos of abandoned baby Edward released as police call on his mother to come forward

Photos of a newborn baby boy left on a doorstep in east London have been released by police. 

Tiny Edward was merely 12 hours old when he was found by a concerned citizen – who he was later also named after.

People are concerned about the health and wellbeing of the mother, who gave birth to Edward outside a hospital environment.

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Detective Sergeant Andy Barry had the following to say:

“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.”

Little Edward was dressed in a grey babygrow, a grey hat, and was covered with a white knitted blanked when he was found.

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He is currently in the care of an east London Hospital.

If you have any information about Edward’s mother you can anonymously call police on 101 quoting CAD 3039/25Jan or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

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