Jamie-Leigh Kelly: Missing baby and toddler found as woman arrested

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Police are no longer looking for Jamie-Leigh Kelly, who went missing with her three-year-old daughter and newborn baby boy.

A woman has been arrested after a baby and a toddler were reported missing from north-west London.

Police say Jamie-Leigh Kelly, 31, left a family assessment centre in north-west London on Tuesday (September 19) with her three-year-old daughter and newborn baby boy.

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The children were found at an address in Harwich in Essex on Sunday. They were taken into police protection and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested later on Sunday after attending an east London police station. She was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Met Police is “no longer appealing for information about the whereabouts of Jamie-Leigh Kelly”.

A 63-year-old woman was arrested at the address in Essex on Sunday on suspicion of child abduction, assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. She remains in custody at an east London police station.

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Two other people have been charged as part of the investigation:

Ashley Hawkins, 52, of Alex Guy Gardens, Dagenham, and Jordan Hardy, 30, of Connor Road, Dagenham, are both due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday (September 25) charged with two counts of child abduction.