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Police are trying to find a newborn baby girl after her parents fail to cooperate with doctors who say she needs urgent treatment.

The baby, identified by police only as Baby Graham, is seven days old and the daughter of Azara and Machel Graham.

The family live in south London and have not been seen since a post-natal assessment on Thursday.

During this appointment, Mr. and Mrs. Graham were informed that their baby was showing symptoms of severe respiratory illness and needed to be taken to A&E for urgent evaluation.

The couple did not follow the advice and their fate is unknown, Metropolitan Police said.

Baby Graham’s case is a high-risk missing person investigation and police have visited the family’s home in Southwark on several occasions in the past 24 hours.

But no trace of the couple or their baby has been found.

Chief Detective Inspector Lucy O’Connor, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are increasingly concerned for the safety of Baby Graham.

“His parents did not follow the medical advice given to them and in doing so could put his health at risk.

“There will be a time and place to explore their reasons, but for now our priority must be the safety of this very young baby.”

She added: “While of course we ask the public to keep an eye on Baby Graham’s parents, we believe it is likely that they are being hosted by parents or associates.

“I urge these people to put the welfare of this little girl above any other loyalty they may have and to contact the police.

“I also directly invite Azara and Machel to do the right thing and come to the nearest A&E so Baby Graham can get the care she needs.

Anyone who sees the baby or its parents should call the police on 999, citing 21MIS011809, while anyone with other information that might be helpful should call 101.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-02 00:21:00