18 Feb, 2021 @ 12:00
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A young woman in Spain is arrested after abandoning her newborn baby in Algeciras hospital

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THE Policia Nacional have arrested a 23-year-old woman in Algeciras accused of abandoning her newborn child in the Punta Europa hospital in Algeciras.

The events took place last Monday, when the young woman went into labour at the hospital at around 2pm.


A few hours later, at around 6pm, a doctor from the maternity ward found the baby alone in the room.

After searching for the young woman, they found that she had left and abandoned the newborn in the room.

An investigation was launched by the Policia Nacional who tracked the mother down and arrested her this Tuesday, a day after she left the hospital.

According to official sources, the woman already had a warrant for her arrest, issued by the Criminal Court number 3 of Algeciras, for a previous offence.

The judge has ordered her to be sent to the Botafuegos prison on charges of child abandonment and desertion.

Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! [email protected]

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