New baby joy for one of UK’s youngest ever mums who had first child at just 12

One of Britain's youngest-ever mums – who gave birth to her first child when she was just 12 years old – has revealed she is expecting another baby girl.

Tressa Middleton became the poster child for Broken Britain in 2006 when it was revealed she was pregnant with the tot despite being barely out of primary school.

It was later revealed that the father of the baby was actually her own brother who had raped her.

The baby was later taken away and Tressa spiralled into depression and drug use as she struggled to come to terms with her ordeal.

But she has since turned her life around with partner Darren Young and the couple revealed this week that she is around 20 weeks pregnant with his baby – the couple’s second child together.

Posting a scan pic, Darren said on Facebook on December 7: "It's another girl – Arihanna is absolutely delighted."

Arihanna is the couple's first daughter together, born weighing 8lbs 1oz in October 2017 after a 24-hour labour.

Tressa hit the headlines 15 years ago when it was revealed she was expecting a baby aged just 11.

She had suffered a damaged childhood – her mum Tracey Tallons struggled with addiction and Tressa was forced to endure late night parties.

Her older brother Jason sexually abused her from the age of seven and she fell pregnant by him when he raped her four years later.

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She kept the identity of the baby's father a secret and the pair were taken into care until – aged 14 – she broke down and told a social worker what had really happened.

It led to her daughter being taken away from her and then adopted in 2008.

Jason, 19 at the time, was jailed for four years in 2009 after a DNA test proved Tressa was telling the truth.

Tressa, of Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, has spoken of her sadness about being unable to keep her first baby.

She told the Sunday Mirror in 2018: "Arihanna will always know she has a big sister. I talk to her about it now, even though she can't understand. She'll never be a secret.

"They are polar opposites – Arihanna is smiley and contented, while my other daughter was vocal and feisty. But I just know they'd get on.

"I tell Arihanna if her sister was here they'd play games together. I really hope that one day they can meet. It would mean the world to me.

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"In the meantime all I want is for Arihanna to have a normal childhood, where she knows she is loved and safe."

And she added: "I felt pure joy the moment Arihanna was born. There were times I thought I'd never have another baby.

"But I also feel guilty, because Arihanna is with me and my older daughter is not."

An 11-year-old is believed to be the youngest ever mother in the UK after she had a child in June this year.

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