The foetus was left outside Barnet Hospital on Monday (Picture: Getty Images Europe)
There are concerns for a mother after a foetus was discovered in a box outside a hospital in north London.
Police were called to the find outside Barnet Hospital shortly after 9am on Monday.
The foetus, believed to be around 16 weeks’ gestation, is said to have been left by a man in his 30s wearing dark clothing.
The case is being treated as ‘unexplained’ and officers are urging both the mother and the man to come forward.
Detective Inspector Matt Coad said: ‘At this moment, our priority is to ensure that the mother is ok and that she receives the appropriate medical attention.
‘This is likely to be a traumatic time for her, and I would ask that she makes contact either with us, her local GP or a hospital.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police.
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There are concerns for the mother.