Greece Roma abduction arrests

A second Roma couple have been arrested in Greece on suspicion of abducting a child, just a week after the discovery of a mystery blonde girl known as Maria during a raid at a camp.

Three arrests on suspicion of baby 'abduction' in Greece

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of abducting a two-month-old baby in Greece, police have said.

A police official said the suspects tried to get a birth certificate with only a signed statement, as is possible in Greece, instead of producing hospital records, which aroused suspicion.

Regional police chief Panagiotis Kordonouris told The Associated Press that a 19-year-old woman, her 21-year-old male companion and his mother were arrested at a Roma settlement on the island of Lesvos.

It comes after another Roma couple were charged with abducting a blonde girl known as "Maria" who was found living with them last week.

Second Roma couple child abduction arrest in Greece

A second Roma couple have been arrested in Greece on suspicion of abducting a child, just a week after the discovery of a mystery blonde girl known as Maria during a raid at a camp.

Police said a man and woman, in their 20s, had been charged with child abduction and were expected to respond to the allegations later this week.

The two-month-old baby was found living with them on the island of Lesvos.

"The initial evidence strongly indicates that they are not the parents of the baby," police said adding one other person had been arrested as part of the same case.

A mystery blonde girl was discovered by Greek police last weekend. Credit: Smile of the Child

Read: Roma couple to face trial for girl's abduction

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