By Joe Middleton For Mailonline
Published: 00:25 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 02:24 GMT, 1 February 2019
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
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