Newborn baby is found abandoned in snowy London park as police launch urgent ...

Pictured: Newborn baby girl found abandoned in freezing cold snow-blown London park as police launch urgent bid to find her missing mother The baby girl was discovered in Newham, east London, late on Thursday night Police were called to reports of the abandoned baby close to a park at 10.15pm Officers said they were becoming 'increasingly concerned' for mother's welfare 

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 00:25 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 02:24 GMT, 1 February 2019

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A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in an east London park last night as temperatures plunged to freezing and blizzards hit the capital.

The baby girl was discovered in Newham, east London, late on Thursday night and taken to hospital where she is being cared for, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers said they were called to reports of an abandoned baby at a park area close to Roman Road and Saxon Road at around 10.15pm.

Police this morning released this picture of the baby in a bid to trace her missing mother

Police this morning released this picture of the baby in a bid to trace her missing mother

The force said it was called to reports of an abandoned baby at a park area close to Roman Road and Saxon Road at around 10.15pm

The force said it was called to reports of an abandoned baby at a park area close to Roman Road and Saxon Road at around 10.15pm

The Met said officers are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the mother's welfare and appealed for her to contact police, her local hospital or GP surgery. Pictured: the location where the newborn was found

The Met said officers are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the mother's welfare and appealed for her to contact police, her local hospital or GP surgery. Pictured: the location

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