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Mother of abandoned three-months-old baby arrested

Jun 16, 2018
Mother of abandoned three-months-old baby arrested

At about 13:00 on Friday afternoon, Kabega Park police arrested the mother of a baby found abandoned in Port Elizabeth.

The baby was found on Thursday morning lying in a footpath on the Draaifontein Road in Greenbushes.

"Police received information from a community member that the mother will be visiting an aunt in Kuyga," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"When the 24-year-old woman arrived, she was arrested."

She said that the woman will appear at the St Albans Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of child abandonment.

"The case is being investigated by the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Port Elizabeth." 

Image: A police officer with the baby