Dad of Britain’s youngest mum, 12, insists: “Shame doesn’t come into it – we’re so proud of her”

The father of the girl dubbed "Britain's youngest mum" has called a radio station to say he is proud of the 12-year-old schoolgirl, calling the 13-year-old father a "lovely kid".

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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A young girl, who was still at primary school when she became pregnant, has given birth to a baby aged 12 and three months.

"She brought something beautiful into the world and we're all proud of her"

She and her 13-year-old boyfriend have since been dubbed Britain's youngest parents - but the girl's father has phoned in to Nick Ferrari At Breakfast on London radio station LBC this morning to say he was proud of his daughter.

Using a false name to protect his daughter's anonymity, the north London man told LBC he was supporting his daughter. He said: "Shame doesn't come into it. We're so proud of her.

"She's only my little girl, whether she's done that or not. There are lots of routes kids this age can take. Lots of kids are on drugs. She brought something beautiful into the world and we're all proud of her.

"We only found out she was pregnant a month ago. I cried, as any father would do, breaking down with emotion.

"That means she was eight months pregnant. The baby is going to come into the world no matter what. You can just be supportive about it.

"The families on both sides are going to be very supportive about it."

Stock image of a young girl looking at a pregnancy test
Stock image of a young girl looking at a pregnancy test

Greg admitted that he was heartbroken by the situation, insisting that he did not know his daughter was sexually active, aged 11. He said: "It is heartbreaking, but you can't turn back time. You can only go forwards.

"We don't know where it happened. What you're implying is that we knew they were having intercourse in bedrooms. No.

"We cannot keep her wrapped up her whole life. I can't keep a watch on her 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You don't know what has gone on and once the mistake has been made, you just have to support them."

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