COPS have launched an urgent hunt for a mum who vanished with her daughter and newborn baby – as a man in his 50s is arrested.
Jamie-Leigh Kelly, 31, left a Family Assessment Centre, in north west London, on Tuesday with her three-year-old daughter and baby boy.
Jamie-Leigh Kelly, 31, left a Family Assessment Centre in north west London on Tuesday with her two kidsCredit: Metropolitan Police
Staff were unable to stop Jamie-Leigh from leaving and bundling the youngsters into a blue Ford FiestaCredit: Metropolitan Police
The mum walked out of the centre, in Colindale, around 7.40pm with her two kids who are under care orders and should have stayed there, say police.
Staff were unable to stop Jamie-Leigh from leaving and bundling the youngsters into a blue Ford Fiesta.
CCTV shows a woman behind the wheel of the car before she sped off.
Cops are now working to identify the driver and locate the Ford.
On Wednesday, a man in his 50s was arrested in connection with the investigation on suspicion of child abduction and conspiracy to kidnap.
He remains in police custody in Essex.
The Met Police said there is no indication that the children have been harmed but detectives are growing “extremely concerned about their welfare”.
The baby boy was born in mid-September and is described as “extremely vulnerable”.
Jamie-Leigh is described as white with green eyes, of slim build and 5ft 4ins tall.
She was wearing a white jumper or long sleeved t-shirt, white jogging style trousers and white trainers.
The mum has links to Thurrock, in Essex, and most recently Havering, east London.
Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford said: “We are extremely concerned about the welfare of Jamie-Leigh and her children, one of whom is less than one-month-old.
“Jamie-Leigh, I am making a direct appeal to you to contact with us so we can ensure the children are safe and well.
“We know you have no intention for the children to come to harm, so we are asking you to please pick up the phone and have a conversation with us so we can meet with you.
“The baby may need medical care as he is new-born, so please put him first and contact us on 020 7175 0793.
“I have a team of detectives carrying out extensive lines of enquiry alongside Essex Police colleagues, and both Thurrock and Havering local authorities have been extremely supportive as we continue efforts to locate the family.
“We believe Jamie-Leigh is being assisted, and we ask anyone in Essex or London or further afield who may have information to call our incident room without delay, or dial 999 with any real time sightings.”
Anyone with information can contact the Met Police on 020 7175 0793 or call 999 immediately with live sightings.
Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.