Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the missing girl who is in urgent need of medical treatment
Dubai: The Metropolitan Police in London have launched a public appeal to help trace a missing girl in need of urgent medical treatment.
Detectives believe that the girl could be from Kuwait.
On Sunday, April 9, detectives in Westminster were informed by staff at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington that the child had attended with her parents after becoming unwell, but the family left before the child could receive treatment.
Early indications suggest that the girl may have Type 1 diabetes and has a high blood sugar count, according to London detectives. If not treated immediately, she will go into a diabetic coma.
Detectives have established that a man and woman believed to be the child’s parents attended the hospital with the girl at 5.42pm. A second child – a young boy – was also with the adults and pushed in a pushchair.
“The girl was initially seen by medical staff and her parents informed them that their child’s name was Mashael Aldosari. Detectives are unsure if this is the child’s real name as the family provided a false address to staff. Police know very little about the family as the adults did not provide their names to staff at the hospital. All four left the hospital at 7.44pm,” said the London Metropolitan in a statement.
The family are believed to have told medical staff that they had travelled to the UK in order for their son to receive hospital treatment.
Police on Monday confirmed that enquires were made, which established that this may not be the case.
According to London police, it is not known when the family entered the country and enquires continue with other agencies.
Aldosari was described as being less than 1.5m tall and has long straight black hair. She was last seen wearing a grey top, leggings and light coloured shoes.