Incomprehensible! As the Guardia Civil in Alicante in southern Spain announced on Monday, a newborn baby was abandoned by its mother shortly after birth last Saturday. According to the authorities, it should be a 39-year-old Swiss woman.
It was only thanks to a truck driver that the Spanish police became aware of the case in the village of San Isidro. The truck driver was taken aback when a woman with bloodied legs and blankets in her arms approached him.
As the “Euro Weekly” reports, he immediately alerted the police. He was sure he saw the limbs of a baby under the covers.
She hid her baby between barrels
A short time later, the emergency services arrived at the site, a field next to an industrial area. On site, they met a woman who vehemently denied the statements made by the truck driver.
They found the baby 100 meters from the half-ruined house where the woman is said to have spent the night. Hidden between barrels, the umbilical cord still attached to his stomach, the little one lay curled up in a blanket on the floor.
Because the baby was lying in the blazing sun, officials initially thought it was dead. The infant appeared to be dehydrated but was still breathing normally, the newspaper continues. The baby was immediately taken to the nearest hospital, where it was admitted to the neonatal ward.
Mother has already been charged
The mother was taken into custody by the authorities. She had previously refused both her testimony and an investigation by the health authorities.
She will have to answer in court. When asked by Blick, the Guardia Civil confirmed that a Swiss woman was arrested. Due to the ongoing proceedings, however, they were unable to provide any further information.
The abandoned infant, who was given the name Noa by the hospital staff, is now doing well. The juvenile public prosecutor’s office will decide where the little one will be accommodated. (dzc)