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Couple speak of heartbreak after being conned by fake surrogate mother

A heart broken couple from Hull, who are calling for a change in the law, after discovering a woman who had offered to be a surrogate mother for them, had faked her pregancy.

Bernita and Mark Cutter spent thousands of pounds covering Samantha Brown's expenses, but they say the financial toll hardly compares to the emotional impact, as Victoria Whittam reports:


Tests to take place to find out cause of Hull baby death

Cycle path between Rockford Avenue and Lamorna Avenue where baby was found Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Test are due to take place this afternoon (Monday June 23, 2014) to find out how a newborn baby, whose body was found on a cycle path in Hull, died.

A member of the public found the baby girl's body on the path between Rockford Avenue and Lamorna Avenue in Hull around 7.15pm on Saturday June 21, 2014.

Detectives investigating the baby's death have arrested a man and woman both in their twenties, on suspicion of murder.


Baby's body found in Hull

Humberside Police have arrested a man and a woman after a baby girl's body was found in Hull last night. Police were called around 7.15pm by a member of the public who found the body on a cycle path at Rockford and Lamora Avenue, Hull.

Officers cordoned off the scene for inquiries and the body to be recovered. Detectives say following initial inquiries a man and woman were arrested in connection with the baby's death and are currently in police custody.

Bradford woman allegedly tried to sell baby online

A 20-year-old woman from Bradford apparently tried to sell her baby online for £150,000.

Initially posted on Boxing Day under the heading “baby for sale”, the advert was offering to offering to sell a four-month-old baby boy, adding he “comes with everything included” and “deposit needed as sick of time wasters”.

The advert has since been taken down.

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