Appeal to mother after baby found in 'freezing' East Ham park
A baby girl has been found abandoned in a park, police have said.
The newborn was discovered in East Ham, east London, and taken to hospital. The Metropolitan Police said her condition was stable.
Officers were called to an area close to Roman Road and Saxon Road at about 22:15 GMT on Thursday.
A Met Police spokesman said detectives were growing "increasingly concerned" for the mother, who may be "in need of urgent medical attention".
Officers urged her to contact police, her local hospital or a GP.
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In a direct appeal, Insp Shane Clarke said: "It is really important that we know that you are safe.
"I would also urge anyone who has information that could help us to reunite this baby with her mother to come forward."
Temperatures in London on Thursday evening were just above freezing, with wintery showers.