11-year-old pregnant girl set to become Britain's youngest mum

Police are believed to be investigating the case


Pregnant woman standing next to window

An 11-year-old girl is believed to be about become Britain's youngest mother.

The child is expected to give birth in the near future.

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The father of the baby is believed to be only a few years older than the mother, according to police, who are said to be investigating the cast, according to the Standard.

Details of the pregnancy cannot be made public for legal reasons and the local authority is seeking strict reporting restrictions in the family division of the High Court.

According to The Sun, she is believed to be living in the east of England

The Mirror reports that Britain's current youngest mum, who gave birth in 2014 when she was 12, got pregnant by a 13-year-old boy, giving them the lowest combined age of any British parents.

The UK's youngest dad is is Sean Stewart,of Bedford, who became a father at the age of 12 in 1998.

In 2009, Alfie Patten from Eastbourne, East Sussex, claimed he had made his 15-year-old girlfriend pregnant when he was just 12, reports the Mirror.

But DNA tests later established that a 15-year-old boy was the actual father.

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