31 Jul, 2023 @ 18:00
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Police arrest parents in Spain’s Estepona after baby tests positive for cocaine

Costa Del Sol Hospital
Hospital Costa del Sol (SOURCE: Junta de Andalucia)

THE PARENTS of a baby have been arrested in Estepona after the child was admitted to hospital with a broken leg, among other injuries, and also tested positive for cocaine. 

The man, 24, and the woman, 19, are facing charges of child abuse according to a statement from the National Police and reported by news agency Europa Press. 

The baby, who was reported to be still breastfeeding and very young, is not in any danger but on Monday was still being kept in a Marbella hospital for treatment. 

The social services in the area have been notified of the incident, which was detected on Saturday when the baby was admitted to hospital for medical treatment. 

A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the pair, who have temporarily lost custody of the child as the probe continues.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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