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Newborn baby girl abandoned in East Ham park

PUBLISHED: 07:49 01 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:44 01 February 2019

Police are appealing after a newborn baby was abandoned in a park in East Ham. Photo: Met Police

Police are appealing after a newborn baby was abandoned in a park in East Ham. Photo: Met Police

Met Police

The hunt is on to find the mother of a newborn baby who was found abandoned in a park in East Ham last night.


The baby girl was discovered in a park area near Roman Road and Saxon Road just after 10.15pm. Photo: Met PoliceThe baby girl was discovered in a park area near Roman Road and Saxon Road just after 10.15pm. Photo: Met Police

The baby girl was discovered by a woman walking her dog in a children’s park near Roman Road and Saxon Road, just after 10.15pm.

The dog walker heard the tot crying and found her wrapped in a white towel inside a shopping bag on the floor next to a bench.

She had not been hidden.

She was taken to hospital where she is being cared for by medics who have named her ‘Roman’ after the road where she was found.

Officers fear her mother could need medical treatment and are appealing for her to seek help and support.

Making a direct appeal to her, Insp Shane Clarke of North East Command Unit, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for your welfare and I urge you to make contact either with police, your local hospital or GP surgery.

“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.”

Anyone with information shop call police on 101 quoting reference CAD7825/31JAN or Tweet @MetCC.

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