Police concerned for missing mother and newborn at Lake Macquarie

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman and her newborn baby missing from Lake Macquarie.

Concerns were raised for Anita Roberts, aged 20, after she failed to keep a medical appointment.

She was reported missing to officers from Lake Macquarie Police District yesterday (Saturday 13 November 2021), who have since been conducting inquiries into her whereabouts.

Police have been told Anita may be residing in the Medowie area and is believed to have given birth at home in recent days without medical assistance.

Police and family hold concerns for the welfare of the pair, as she has not been in contact with family.

Anita is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 175cm tall, with a medium build, shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has information on Anita's whereabouts, or is able to assist police, is urged to contact Lake Macquarie Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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