A couple will stand trial after being charged with abducting a mystery young blonde girl found by Greek police in a raid on a Roma camp.
Greek authorities have launched a worldwide appeal to find the parents of a mystery girl found during a search of a Roma camp.
Arrests of members of the far-right Golden Dawn party by Greek police are one of the most significant moments in the country's history.
Bulgarian authorities say a DNA test has confirmed that a Bulgarian Roma woman is the mother of the Greek mystery girl.
The girl has been in the care of a Greek charity after she was seized from the home of another Roma family.
A Bulgarian Roma woman, Sasha Ruseva, has denied taking money for giving up her baby to another Roma family years ago, as she faces preliminary charges of selling the child known as Maria to a Greek couple.
Ms Ruseva, who has eight chiildren, said she gave birth to a girl while working as an olive picker in Greece “several years ago”, but said she was forced to leave the child behind because she could not afford to take her home.
She told Bulgarian TV: “I intended to go back and take my child home, but meanwhile I gave birth to two more kids so I was not able to go back.”
Bulgarian Roma woman Sasha Ruseva, who faces preliminary charges of selling the Greek child Maria, has been pictured with her fair-skinned, blonde-haired son Atanas.
Maria was taken away from a Greek couple after authorities suspected that she was unrelated, due to her blonde hair and fair skin which did not match the couple's dark hair and tanned skin. DNA tests have since confirmed that the child is unrelated to them.
Ms Ruseva has a second fair-skinned child, who has striking red locks. Ms Ruseva said she wanted Maria back if DNA tests prove she is her daughter.
A Roma woman in Bulgaria has undergone DNA testing to determine whether she is the mother of the mystery blonde girl Maria, who was taken from a couple in Greece after she was suspected to be unrelated to them.
The 35-year-old Blugarian, Sasha Ruseva, is now under investigation after she said she once left a baby behind in Greece. She faces preliminary charges of child-selling.
DNA tests show that the blonde-haired, pale-skinned child called Maria is not related to the Greek couple with whom she was found.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier today, the family at the Roma camp where Maria was found told ITV News they want her back.
The officials in Athens who gave a birth certificate to the girl known as Maria years after she was actually born have been suspended.
Maria only received the birth certificate this year.
Police in Greece said there are no children on Interpol's missing persons list that are a match with Maria.
The family at the Roma camp where a mystery blonde girl, known as Maria, was found have told ITV News they want her back.
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.