Two charged after baby find

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of child abandonment after a newborn girl was found in a holdall on a doorstep in Reading.

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Two face court for abandoning baby

Police say two people have been charged after a baby girl was found abandoned in Reading last week.

A 26-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, both from Winchester, will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court today, charged with abandoning a child.

The baby, found in a holdall in London Road on May 3, remains in foster care.

Two charged with abandoning baby

Thames Valley Police has charged two people as part of its investigation into a baby girl being abandoned in Reading last week.

A 26-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, both from Winchester, have both been charged with abandoning a child. They will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court later today.

The baby, who was found in London Road, Reading on 3 May, remains in foster care.

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Abandoned baby - couple arrested

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of child abandonment after a newborn girl was found in a holdall on a doorstep in Reading.

A man aged 26 and a woman aged 18 were arrested in Winchester and are in police custody.

A note written in Polish was left with the baby who was dumped opposite the Polish Centre in London Road, Reading, on May 3, Thames Valley Police said.

The infant, believed to be between two and three weeks old, is in foster care after she was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

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