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Girl aged 11 becomes Britain's youngest mother-to-be

Baby's father is believed to be just a few years older than the mother, police say

Police are investigating the case of a pregnant 11-year-old who is about to become Britain's youngest mother.

The father of the baby is believed to be another minor just a few years older than the mother, police have said.

Details of the pregnancy have been withheld due to legal restrictions, but the girl is expected to give birth soon, reported The Mirror.

The local authority is seeking strict reporting restraints in the High Court, according to the newspaper.

The number of teenagers giving birth is at its lowest level in almost 70 years.

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The decline has been linked to improvements in contraception advice for young women and access to abortion services.

In 2014, a 12-year-old girl from London was reported to have given birth, making her the current youngest mother in Britain.

The father was 13 at the time.

And Tressa Middleton, who gave birth in 2006 aged 12 after she was raped by her brother, recently said she was expecting a second child, reported the Daily Mail.

Ms Middleton, now 23, said: "I just want things to be perfect this time around".

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