6 Jul, 2015 @ 18:40
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UPDATE: Agonising wait continues for British mother separated from newborn baby

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Stacie Cottle outside the hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN
Stacie Cottle outside the hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia. COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN
Stacie Cottle outside the hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia. COPYRIGHT OLIVE PRESS SPAIN

A BRITISH mother claiming her newborn girl has been taken from her by a Spanish hospital is still waiting to be reunited with her daughter after two and a half weeks.

Stacie Cottle, 27, is awaiting the results of a DNA test due this week which may allow her to reclaim baby Anzelika from the hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia in Velez Malaga.

The results, which can generally take months to come through, are being processed urgently by Spain’s national police and will determine the future of the small family.

The newborn baby is officially under the care of the Spanish social services until further notice.

The dental nurse from East London went for a check up after giving birth to find the doctor decided it wasn’t her baby, despite the hospital confirming she had definitely given birth.

She has been living in the hospital ever since staff seized the baby and placed heavy restrictions on times and locations the British passport-holder could access.

The British consulate in Madrid today told the Olive Press it was continuing to offer confidential assistance and support to the family.

Read the full story here.

Iona Napier

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  1. Looks like they are still stealing babies in Spanish hospitals.
    I am afraid it is probably due to the colour of her skin and the institutional racism one finds in Spain.

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