Mother arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after newborn baby is found abandoned in drain
A 26 year old mother has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after her newborn baby was found abandoned in a drain under a block of flats in Alicante.
The two day old boy, who was found wrapped in plastic bags with his umbilical cord still attached, had been trapped for up to 40 hours in a manhole where the building’s drains converged.
The tot was found alive after a neighbour alerted firefighters to what he thought was a meowing cat trapped inside the drains at around 2am on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.
The baby, who we pa pandora jewellery ndora jewellery ighed 4.6lbs, suffered a broken arm and is said to be in a serious but not life threatening condition in hospital.
The infant suffered other injuries, the details pandora jewellery of which have not yet been released.
A police investigat pandora jewellery ion found that the young woman, whom lived in the block of flats, had been admitted to Alicante’s General Hospital on June 21 where she told medical staff she had suffered a miscarriage.
When police arrived at the hospital to question her, the mother told officers that she had tried to get rid of the baby but had not had enough money to pay for an abortion.
A police statement said the mother was under arrest and that an investigation was under way to try and discover whether she acted alone, or if a third party could have been involved.