29-year-old becomes Britain`s youngest grand-dad

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 09:55 AM IST

London: A 29-year-old man has become the youngest grandfather in Britain after his 14-year-old daughter gave birth, a media report said.

Shem Davies - of Bridgend, Wales - was also 14 when he became a father for the first time, The Sun reported.

His schoolgirl daughter Tia now has had a girl before her 15th birthday, it said.

Davies - who split with Tia`s mother Kelly three months after she was born - said he was "absolutely delighted" at the news.

Davies was "shocked" when his daughter told him she was pregnant by her 15-year-old boyfriend.

He also has a nine-month-old son with new girlfriend Robyn Thomas.

"One minute Tia`s a baby, the next she`s pregnant. I could have yelled at her, but what`s the point? I know how hard it`s going to be for them because I was in their shoes at the same age. I didn`t handle it very well when I became a dad at 14. I wasn`t able to cope with it and I ran away," he said.

Tia`s mother Kelly said: "My worst nightmare has always been that Tia would repeat my mistake and get pregnant young. I always lectured her about contraception."

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