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Police release video footage of baby abandoned in Plaistow three months ago in renewed appeal to find his mother

PUBLISHED: 12:02 21 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:34 21 December 2017

It has been three months since Harry was found abandoned in a Plaistow park. Picture: Met Police

It has been three months since Harry was found abandoned in a Plaistow park. Picture: Met Police

Met Police

Video footage of a baby found abandoned in a Plaistow park three months ago have been released by police as they renew their appeal for information in a bid to trace his mother.

The baby, named Harry by medical staff, was found in the park on the morning of Sunday, September 17, “carefully wrapped” in a white blanket.

He is now being cared for by Newham Council.

The images were taken when Harry was roughly a month old.

Detective Inspector Debbie McCormack, who is leading the investigation, said: “As you can see from the images, little Harry is doing well but we would urge anyone else with any information, or who saw anything out of the ordinary in the Balaam Street area on that morning, to please come forward.

Harry when he was first found. Picture: Met Police Harry when he was first found. Picture: Met Police

“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.”

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