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New Arrest After Mum And Kids With Havering Links Go Missing

A further arrest has been made as police continue to search for a missing mother with links to Havering and her two children who fled a care centre.

Police confirmed today (September 22) that a woman, 30, has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

This comes after Jamie-Leigh Kelly, 31, fled a family assessment centre in Colindale on Tuesday (September 19) with her daughter, three, and newborn baby.

She left the centre at 7.40pm that day against the wishes of staff, a Met Police spokesperson said, bundling the children into a blue Ford Fiesta which drove away at speed.

It is believed this was being driven by another woman.

Officers found the car and arrested a 30-year-old who remains in custody.

The children are under care orders and should not have been removed from the Colindale address, the spokesperson added, which provides 24-hour social care support for vulnerable mothers and children.

The mother has links to Thurrock in Essex as well as Havering.

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On Wednesday (September 20), a man in his 50s was arrested in connection with the investigation on suspicion of child abduction and conspiracy to kidnap. He remains in custody in Essex.

The Metropolitan Police says there is no indication the children have been harmed, but detectives are “extremely concerned” about their welfare, particularly the baby who was born this month.

Jamie-Leigh is described as white with green eyes, of slim build and 5ft4ins tall. She was wearing a white jumper or long sleeved t-shirt, white jogging style trousers and white trainers.

Det Supt Lewis Basford, who leads the Met’s Public Protection command in East Area, said: “We remain extremely concerned about the welfare of Jamie-Leigh and her children, one of whom is less than one month old.

“Jamie-Leigh, I am making a direct appeal to you to contact with us so we can ensure the children are safe and well. We know you have no intention for the children to come to harm, so we are asking you to please pick up the phone and have a conversation with us so we can meet with you.

“The baby may need medical care as he is newborn, so please put him first and contact us on 020 7175 0793.”

Anyone with information is also asked to contact the same number or call 999 immediately if you see them.