An 11‑year‑old girl is set to become Britain's youngest‑ever mother and is expected to give birth soon.
The father of the baby is also believed to be a minor, who is just a few years older than the mother‑to‑be, according to the police.
The details of the pregnancy are withheld due to legal restrictions.
The current youngest mother gave birth in 2014 when she was 12 and the father was 13, which is the lowest combined age of any British parents.
Their toddler, a girl, is now reportedly looked after by her 28‑year‑old grandmother while the teenage mother attends school.
Britain has sharply reduced its teenage birth rate over the last decade, but it remains the highest in western Europe and the sixth‑highest in the European Union, according to World Bank statistics, with only Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary and Malta with higher rates.
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