Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to locate a two-week-old baby boy, who they believe is being concealed by members of his family.
The boy was born on Saturday, 19 September, and it is believed that his mother Danielle Dawkins from Bromley and other family members are hiding the child to prevent him being taken into local authority care.
Whilst there is nothing to suggest that the baby has come to any harm, police are concerned for his welfare and are keen to trace him as soon as possible.
The child was last seen on Wednesday, 30 September, in the Beckenham area.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Yarranton, from Bromley CID said: “This is a vulnerable little boy who needs to be located as soon as possible.
He has not been seen for a number of days and whilst we do not believe he has come to any harm it is of paramount importance that anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts contacts us immediately.
“I would like to make a direct appeal to those who may be hiding the baby, it maybe the case that you think you are doing the right thing by helping his mother or it simply could be that you are not fully aware of the circumstances but by concealing this child you could be committing an offence. I would urge anyone who has any information to get in contact with us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Bromley CID on 07818454470 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.