New Footage Released Of Abandoned Baby In Bid To Find Mother

21 December 2017, 13:04 | Updated: 21 December 2017, 13:12

Police have released new footage of a baby found abandoned more than three months ago in a bid to find his mother.

The child, named Harry by medical staff, was found in a park area close to Balaam Street, Plaistow, London on the morning of Sunday 17 September.

He was carefully wrapped in a white blanket and taken to an east London hospital by the emergency services and is now being cared for by the local authority.

Baby Harry was founded abandoned in an east London park back in September
Baby Harry was founded abandoned in an east London park back in September. Picture: Met Police

Detectives from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are continuing their search to find Harry’s mother and ensure she is safe and well.

They’ve released new photos and a video of the baby, taken when he was about one-month old.

Det Insp 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."

Police are renewing their appeal to find Harry's mother
Police are renewing their appeal to find Harry's mother. Picture: Met Police

She continued: “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.