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Mother who claims her baby was stolen in Spain takes her fight for answers to the European Parliament

A mother who believes her new-born daughter was stolen as part of a baby-trafficking scandal has travelled to Brussels to take her fight for answers to the European parliament.

Ruth Appleby, from North Yorkshire, was told her baby had died hours after birth in a Spanish hospital. But she now fears her daughter Rebecca was taken away and sold to adoptive parents.

It's estimated 300,000 babies may have been sold by a network of doctors, nurses and nuns in Spain. Helen Steel reports.

Video: Leeds baby stranded in Spain

A family is desperately trying to raise thousands of pounds to bring home a seriously ill baby girl born thirteen weeks early in Spain.

Ellizeah Hilton urgently needs surgery in the UK. Her mum Zowie Lyons from Leeds had gone for a short holiday to Alicante with her partner Sam when she unexpectedly went into labour.

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Mother speaks of her heartache

A mother from North Yorkshire who gave birth to her first child in Spain 20 years ago fears she may have been a victim of a baby trafficking scandal. Ruth Appleby was told her daughter Rebecca died in hospital just hours after she was born.

But now she believes her baby was one of thousands suspected to have been sold for adoption by corrupt medical staff. She spoke to our correspondent, Rachel Bullock

Mum fears her baby was stolen

A North Yorkshire mother fears she may be a victim of a Spanish baby trafficking scandal.

Ruth Appleby was told her daughter Rebecca died in a Spanish hospital just hours after she was born - but now she believes her baby was stolen and sold for adoption by a criminal network of Spanish doctors, nurses, priests and nuns. More to follow.