Mother goes missing leaving newborn baby in hospital
Police have appealed for information after a mother went missing from 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.
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."
Anyone with information on Anna's whereabouts should contact Brent CID on 07584 779085 or the police non emergency number 101, or call the charity Missing Persons on 116 000.