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11-year-old girl becomes UK ‘youngest ever mum’ with family unaware

Social services are investigating the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy

 

An 11-year-old girl is believed to be the youngest-ever to give birth in the UK with her family not aware of the pregnancy, say reports.

The child, who was 10 when she became pregnant, gave birth earlier this month and both mother and baby are healthy.

Now social services are investigating the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy and speaking to her family who were unaware of the pregnancy, reports the Mirror.

A source told The Sun: “It has come as a big shock. She’s now being surrounded by expert help. The main thing is that she and the baby are OK.

“There are questions around why people did not know. That is very worrying.”

The previous youngest mother is said to be Tressa Middleton when she gave birth in 2006, aged 12, but she was forced to give her up after confessing the child’s dad was her brother, who raped her.

The record for youngest parents was a father aged 13 and mother, aged 12, when they had a child in 2014.

There was a reported case in 2017 of another girl in the UK giving birth aged 11 but no further details emerged. – walesonline.co.uk