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2 arrested for Worcester Hospital child abduction

The 10-day-old infant was snatched from the hospital’s maternity ward late last week.

Police blue lights. Picture: Free Images.com

CAPE TOWN - Two people arrested in connection with the abduction of a baby boy from Worcester Hospital are expected in court tomorrow.

The 10-day-old infant was snatched from the hospital's maternity ward late last week.

He was found over the weekend unharmed.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said, "I can confirm that two female suspects, age 17 and 42 were arrested yesterday in Ashton in connection with the 10-day-old baby that was reported after missing at Worcester Hospital on Thursday."

#sapsWC 2 suspects arrested at 17:30 in Ashton re abduction of 10 day old baby in Worcester on 25/02; baby taken to hospital for checkup SD

The baby vanished during visiting hours at the hospital.

Following an intensive search, the child was tracked down and found over the weekend.

The provincial health department is also investigating the circumstances surrounding the child's disappearance.

The department insists security at the hospital is tight and has confirmed a security guard was on duty at the maternity ward's entrance on the day the little boy was snatched.

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