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13-year-old becomes father


A 13-year-old from Eastbourne has reportedly become a father.

According to the Sun newspaper, Alfie Patten conceived baby Maisie with his 15-year-old girlfriend when he was just 12 years old.

The case has rekindled debate about the effectiveness of sex education in Britain, with some critics saying young people are being given a confused message.

James Westhead reports.


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