22/04/2015

Mother Of Baby Abandoned In Arcade Charged With Attempted Murder

The mother of a child found abandoned in the toilets of an amusement arcade in Southport, has been arrested.

The newborn baby was found by staff at Silcock's Amusements in Merseyside, last Thursday.

The child is being cared for by staff at Ormskirk Hospital, Lancashire later, who have named her April.

Police traced the child's mother the following day, and she received medical treatment.

Merseyside Police announced today (Wednesday) that the woman has been charged with attempted murder and child cruelty.

She is due to appear before South Sefton Magistrates today.

(MH)

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