Newborn baby left in UK hospital by mother

Newborn baby left in UK hospital by mother

British police have appealed for information after a mother went missing from a London hospital, leaving her newborn child behind.

Anna Chudy, 35, is believed to have left Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north-west London, with a man on Friday morning.

Ms Chudy attended the hospital at 10.30pm on Wednesday and gave birth to a healthy baby boy by caesarean section at around 3.40am on Thursday.

At around 10:30am on Friday she left the hospital and left her child behind, Scotland Yard said.

Officers have released CCTV images of Ms Chudy along with the man, both seen separately exiting the Accident and Emergency department of Northwick Park Hospital.

Newborn baby left in UK hospital by mother

Ms Chudy is described as white, possibly Eastern European, with pale skin, of medium build, 5ft 4ins in height, with bleached blonde fine hair in a pony tail.

The man is described as white, with short dark brown hair. He is tall with an athletic build and he was wearing a black leather jacket with patches on the elbow and dark trousers.

Detective Sergeant Adrian Smith from Brent CID said: “This is a vulnerable woman who needs to be located as soon as possible so she can be reunited with her baby boy.

“We are not looking to trace her with the intention of pursuing any criminal matters against her. Our only concern is her safe return.

“It is of paramount importance that anyone who has any information about her whereabouts contacts us immediately.”

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