Teenage mother leaves baby in Northwick Park Hospital

Concerns for 17-year-old mother who walked out on day-old son grow

CONCERNS are growing for a teenage mother who abandoned her new born baby.

Van Thi Dam, 17, walked out of Northwick Park Hospital at 10.30am on January 16, a day after giving birth to a baby boy.

Care workers have named the baby Quy, which means precious in Vietnamese, who is now being cared for by foster parents.

But police and hospital staff are concerned for the welfare of Quy’s mother who they say may need both medical and emotional support.


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PC Margaret Johnson, from the Missing Persons Unit in Harrow, said: “This is a heartbreaking case and we hope that Quy’s mother comes forward to be reunited with her baby.

“Whilst Quy is receiving the best possible care, we are concerned that Van Thi Dam may require medical attention and support. We urge anyone who has seen her or been in contact with her, to contact police.”

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Van Thi Dam is described as being Vietnamese, with straight, shoulder-length dark brown hair, 5ft 3ins tall and of slim build.

She was last seen wearing shiny black leggings, a dusty pink top and a tan leather jacket.

Anyone who can assist police should call the Missing Persons Unit on 0208 733 4335 quoting MIS 001876.

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