Car thief abandons 11-month-old baby on doorstep


A man who stole a car with an 11-month-old baby inside has abandoned the tot on a doorstep.

The drama happened when a 27-year-old woman parked her three-door Vauxhall Astra in Kempe Road, Enfield ,with her 11-month old son and and 12-year-old daughter inside at around 12.45pm on Saturday, police said.

As the woman left the vehicle a man got in and as he drove off, the woman's daughter managed to get out of the car - but the baby was left trapped inside.

Detectives said the baby was found a short while later uninjured on the doorstep of a house in Guinevere Gardens, Cheshunt, and police were called.

The car was later found abandoned in Coopers Walk, Cheshunt.

Police said the suspect was white, in his late teens, with light hair in a spiky style and possibly wearing a hooded top.

Anyone with information should call the police non-emergency line on 101 or Enfield CID on 0208 345 3323.