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Woman charged with kidnap of baby boy in Telford

A woman has been charged over the disappearance of a baby boy in Telford, Shropshire.

Kelly Mahon, 41, was arrested on Wednesday after the two-month-old infant went missing from a house in the Arleston area of the town.

She has been charged with kidnap and will appear before magistrates in Telford later today.

West Mercia Police confirmed on Thursday night that no further action is being taken against a 53-year-old woman who also arrested in connection with the investigation.

They had earlier confirmed that the missing child was ultimately found "safe and well".

Cot death mum: 'I'll treasure the time I had with Maisy'

Emma Smith spoke about the tragic cot death of her ten-week-old daughter Maisy after she accidentally fell asleep with her on the sofa.

She said she had known the guidelines on cot death and had gone to sit on the sofa to avoid falling asleep next to her daughter after a night feed.

She told Good Morning Britain: "I put her down bedside me and I didn't mean to but I fell asleep. Then tragically, when I woke up she had died."

Vulnerable families 'more at risk of cot death'

A leading child health doctor has welcomed plans to warn parents not to sleep alongside their babies as a way to reduce the 'absolute tragedy' of unexplained infant deaths.

Every case of unexplained infant death is an absolute tragedy for a family, and although rare, still claims the lives of around five babies each week - that's still five cases too many,

– Dr Simon Newell, vice president for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

He said that although co-sleeping is safe most of the time, the risks are higher when the adult is very tired, drunk alcohol, used drugs or when they have taken medication which might sedate.

"To address this, we need to help ensure that all families have access to safe sleeping guidance and resources,"he said. "And because we know that vulnerable families are especially at risk of Sids, we need a targeted campaign to promote safe sleeping habits."

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