GWENT Police are still searching for a young mother who is feared missing after leaving hospital with her newborn baby boy.

19-year-old Sammy Edwards from Cwmbran left Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital on Thursday afternoon 12 hours after giving birth.

Gwent Police say they think she and the baby are in the Cwmbran area and want her to let them know she is safe and well. Ms Edwards gave birth to a baby boy at around 5am on Thursday.