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Two women arrested over baby's abduction

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction, after a nine-week-old baby boy was taken from his home in Telford, Shropshire.

West Mercia Police confirmed that the boy has been found safe and well, just over an hour after putting out an urgent appeal to find him.

They said two local women have been detained and are currently in custody.

Police thanked the public for their support which saw hundreds share their appeal on social media.

Nine-week-old baby boy taken from home

A nine-week-old baby boy has been taken from his home in Shropshire.

The baby went missing from Manor Road in Arleston, Telford, a short while ago Credit: West Mercia Police

Officers from West Mercia Police were called just before 3pm after receiving a report that the baby had been taken from his home address in Arleston, Telford.

The baby was wearing a blue woollen jacket and cream baby-gro which has a teddy bear on the left hand side.

Police say the child may be with a white woman who has dyed red/brown hair, and is around five feet, five inches tall.

They say she is also thought to have a lump under her nose and a gap between her front teeth.

Officers believe she is between 30 and 40 years old, and wearing an army green jacket and small bag over her shoulder.

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