By Sophie Law For Mailonline
Published: 15:18 GMT, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 11:43 GMT, 28 January 2020
Police have released photographs of a newborn baby who was abandoned on a doorstep when he was 12 hours old as they continue the hunt for his mother.
The infant, whose umbilical cord was reportedly still attached when he was discovered, was left on a doorstep in Hackney, east London, shortly before midday on Saturday.
He has been named Edward after the member of public who discovered him and is currently being looked after by medical staff in hospital.
A baby found abandoned on a doorstep when he was 12 hours old has been named Edward - as police release new pictures of the newborn in the hunt for his mother
Police were called to the scene by a passerby who discovered the little infant wrapped up in a white knitted blanket after he was left on a doorstep.
Detectives are concerned for the health of his mother, who gave birth outside a hospital environment.
Appealing to Edward's mum, police said she should contact them or her GP so they know she is safe.
Detective Sergeant Andy Barry said: 'Baby Edward was only about 12 hours old when he was found abandoned on a doorstep in Sandringham Road.