10 Jan, 2024 @ 13:36
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Woman in Spain’s Sevilla arrested after her newborn baby was found abandoned in a rubbish bin

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A WOMAN has been arrested in Seville after her newborn baby girl was discovered abandoned on December 19 in a rubbish bin with her umbilical cord still attached. The detainee will now face attempted homicide charges. 

According to Spanish news reports, the Civil Guard made the arrest on Tuesday, and will proceed to carry out DNA tests on the suspect to definitively confirm that she is the mother of the abandoned newborn. 

The infant was discovered on December 19 in Los Palacios neighbourhood by a resident who was throwing out his trash. Upon opening the rubbish bin he discovered the newborn with its umbilical cord still hanging from its navel. 

The baby girl was taken to Valme Hospital in Sevilla where she was given medical treatment until she was well enough to be discharged and handed over to an adoptive family. 

After a six-month period, the baby can be permanently adopted by the new parents.

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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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