Teenage mother who left baby at Northwick Park found

A young mother who abandoned her newborn son at a hospital in north-west London has come forward, police said.

Van Thi Dam, 17, left Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow on Sunday morning, shortly after baby Quy was born.

The boy was placed in the care of a foster family and an appeal was issued for help in tracing the teenager.

She made contact with officers on Thursday morning and "will be offered the appropriate support", a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

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