Police 'concerned' for mother and newborn who walked out of hospital


Police have said they are "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of a mother and her newborn son after she walked out of a hospital shortly after giving birth.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the woman and her 48-hour-old baby are missing after leaving the Royal Oldham Hospital before discharge.

Salma Reysait, 22, from the Rochdale, Greater Manchester area, was last seen at around 8 pm yesterday She is described as Asian, around 5ft 4in tall with black shoulder length hair and was wearing a pink sari and black jacket/cardigan.

Detective Inspector Lee Hopwood from GMP's Rochdale division said: "Clearly we are keen to find Salma and her baby boy so we can ensure they are both safe.

"We believe that Salma has connections to both the Rochdale and Oldham areas and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen her or her baby, to please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Rochdale police station on 0161 856 8528, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.