A newborn baby was found in a bush with his umbilical cord still attached.
Police have launched a desperate search for the child’s mother.
The baby boy was found wearing a hat and a babygrow at around 11:40 am on Sandringham Road, Hackney, London.
A passerby found the baby wrapped up in a blanket and immediately contacted emergency services.
A woman, whose grandfather spotted the baby, shared on Facebook: “My grand-dad has just found a baby abandoned in a bush on Sandringham road hackney e8. If you know anything please contact the police.
“The baby is ok but might not have been if he wasn’t found!
“Can’t Imagine what goes through a mother’s head or what her circumstances are to have to come to this decision. She needs to be found. Please share to London and surrounding areas x.”
According to police, the baby seems to have been born outside of a hospital.
The child is now getting proper treatment at a London hospital as police have appealed for the mother to show herself so she can receive support and medical care.
“I would urge the mother of this baby to make contact either with police, your local hospital or GP surgery and let us know that you are safe and can receive any medical care you may need,” said Inspector Kevin Weeks of the Central East Command Unit.
“Our primary focus is to ensure the wellbeing of both you and your child. I would also urge anyone who has information that could help us to reunite this baby with his mother to come forward.”
For those who have any information, contact 101 and quote CAD 3039/25Jan.
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