Monday 24 April 2017

Boy (9) stops woman taking newborn brother from hospital

The newborn baby was returned safely
The newborn baby was returned safely
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

THE attempted abduction of a newborn child was foiled by the quick reaction of his nine-year-old brother, police in Germany said.

A 34-year-old German woman had taken the baby from a hospital room while the mother was sleeping, Hamburg police said.

The brother followed the unnamed woman and talked to her, and she handed the day-old child back.

She was arrested and taken to a psychiatric clinic.

Police spokesman Ulf Wundrack said the boy's actions contributed "significantly" to the baby's return.

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