Roma camp want 'Maria' back

The family at the Roma camp in Greece where a mystery blonde girl, known as Maria, was found have told ITV News they want her back. A couple have been charged with abduction and procuring false documents.

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Greece orders birth certificate probe over Maria case

Greece has ordered a nationwide birth certificate probe after the mystery blonde girl, known as Maria, was given a birth certificate years after she was born, the Associated Press reported.

This Roma couple have been charged with abduction and procuring false documents.
This Roma couple have been charged with abduction and procuring false documents. Credit: Greek police handout

Earlier today, the family at the Roma camp where Maria was found told ITV News they want her back.

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Roma family wants mystery girl back

The house in the Roma community where the girl known as Maria used to live.
The house in the Roma community where the girl known as Maria used to live. Credit: ITV News/Lewis Vaughan Jones

The family at the Roma camp where a mystery blonde girl, known as Maria, was found have told ITV News they want her back.

Children's clothes hang on the washing line outside the home.
Children's clothes hang on the washing line outside the home. Credit: ITV News/Lewis Vaughan Jones

The family said they will also try and find the girl's real mother, who the couple charged over her abduction claim willingly gave them Maria after her birth.

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Images of guns and drugs 'found' in Roma camp raid

Greek police have issued footage of guns and drugs among possessions they apparently confiscated after a raid on a Roma camp, during which a mystery blonde girl was found.

The officers raided the camp last Thursday, a day before the girl's discovery was made public.

Weapons and bullets were apparently found along with a chainsaw and various electrical equipment. Credit: Greek police handout
Officers claim to have found bags of drugs during the raid at the Roma site. Credit: Greek police handout

Read: Mugshots of Roma couple released by police

Mugshots of Roma couple released by Greek police

Greek police have released the mugshot images of a Roma couple who are appearing in court, accused of abducting a young blonde girl whose identity remains a mystery.

The pair deny snatching the girl and say they took her into their care after her mother handed her to them days after giving birth.

The couple have both faced magistrates today to respond to charges of abduction and procuring false documents. Credit: Greek police handout
The man and woman responded to the charges behind closed doors in the guarded court in Larissa, Greece. Credit: Greek police handout

Image released of Roma couple and mystery girl

An image has been released of a Roma couple with the young girl, known as Maria, who they are accused of abducting as a baby.

The couple have today been appearing in court in Larissa, Greece.

The couple claim they received the girl from a penniless Bulgarian women and have denied abducting her. Credit: Greek police handout
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