Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Mother who ‘fled’ after allegedly dumping baby in latrine, surrenders

The mother of a baby girl who was retrieved from a pit latrine in Essen Castle near Alexandria in St Ann a week ago has turned herself into the police.

The woman went to the Alexandria Police Station on Wednesday and was taken into custody. She is to be medically examined and questioned, according to police sources, before being likely slapped with a charge of cruelty to a child.

The woman who is said to have five other children is reported to have eluded police personnel on the night of Wednesday, October 30, following a brief interview with them at the scene of the discovery of her child in the latrine.

Reports are that sometime before 8 pm, the police, acting on information received, went to a house in Essen Castle, where a baby girl was seen in a pit latrine.

The mother of the child reportedly fled the scene while the police and members of the fire the department, who had been summoned, were rescuing the child.

The baby was taken to the St Ann's Bay Hospital, where she was admitted for treatment.

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