Thursday, 4 April 2013

Infant Abduction in Auckland

According to The Aucklander, an 11-day-old baby was snatched from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Auckland Hospital just under 2 weeks ago. The Police sent out a public alert for any information regarding the baby the night of the abduction, with a tip-off from a member of the public coming the following morning.

"Jacob has been found along with his mother. The baby was alive and well when police officers arrived," said Northern Police Communications spokesman Inspector Peter Raynes. The investigation team are assessing whether to press charges.

Luckily this situation had a positive outcome with no harm caused to the infant. Unfortunately, there are many cases where the result is quite the opposite, amounting to indescribable grief for families and a bad reputation for those hospitals involved.

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