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Police are hunting for parents who vanished with a newborn baby girl after reportedly refusing to cooperate with doctors for urgent care.
The baby, who is only seven days old, is the daughter of Azara and Machel Graham.
Investigators, who are referring to the newborn as 'Baby Graham', are appealing for the public's help to find them.
The family, from South London, have not been seen since a post-natal assessment on Thursday.
According to the Metropolitan Police, the parents were told during the routine appointment the baby was suffering symptoms consistent with a serious respiratory condition.
The parents were told the newborn needed to be taken to A&E for an urgent assessment, the force said.
Azara and Machel Graham failed to attend A&E and follow the advice, and now their whereabouts are not known.
A high-risk missing person investigation has been launched, with police conducting urgent inquiries in a bid to find them.
They have also visited the couple's home in Southwark several times over the past 24 hours.
So far there has been no trace of the couple or their baby girl.
Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O'Connor, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Baby Graham.
"Her parents have not followed the medical advice they were given and in doing so, could be putting her health at risk.
"There will be a time and a place to explore their reasons, but right now our priority has to be the safety of this very young baby."
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She added: "While we would of course ask the public to keep an eye out for Baby Graham's parents, we believe it's likely they are being accommodated by relatives or associates.
"I would urge those people to put the welfare of this tiny baby girl above any other loyalty they may have and get in touch with the police.
"I would also appeal directly to Azara and Machel to do the right thing and to go to the nearest A&E so that Baby Graham can get the care she needs."
Anyone who sees the baby or her parents is urged to call police on 999 quoting reference 21MIS011809, while anyone with any other information that could be useful should call 101.
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