A baby girl, who was abandoned in a phone box by her mother on April 30, 1994, when she was just two hours old, has been reunited with the kind-hearted stranger who saved her after 22 years. On 27th July 2016, Kiran Sheikh issued an appeal to find the man who rescued her after her frightened mum, who was in an abusive relationship, left her in the middle of the night. Kiran’s mum had called the Samaritans from the box but before they could arrive, the newborn was found by Joel Campbell, who initially mistook her for a thrown bags of chips.
Joel called the police and Kiran was taken to Newham General Hospital, where she was given the name ‘April’ after the month in which she was born, as well as Joel’s surname. But she was then adopted by another family who then went on to rename her and it was only when she was eight she was told the truth about her coming into the world.
Two decades later, the pair have finally been reunited after Joel saw the story and came forward.