Girl, 13, can keep baby news se­cret

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

A GIRL who be­came preg­nant at the age of 13 has won the right to keep news of her baby se­cret from the teenage fa­ther.

The young mum, now al­most 15, says the boy – be­lieved to be aged 16 – would harass her if he knew she had given birth.

Her lawyers say she wants the baby girl adopted, but her chances of re­turn­ing to nor­mal­ity would be “dashed” if the boy found out.

They claimed telling him would breach her pri­vacy.

Mr Jus­tice Co­hen, at the High Court in New­cas­tle, said a com­bi­na­tion of fac­tors made it in­ap­pro­pri­ate for the boy to be in­formed of the birth.

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