Topics: Crime, Health

Baby returned after being kidnapped from Middlemore Hospital

  • Auckland

A 26-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man appeared before the Manukau District Court this afternoon charged with kidnapping a 5-day-old baby from the Maternity Unit at Middlemore Hospital last night.

At around 4am this morning the baby, who was kidnapped only hours earlier from Middlemore Hospital, was found at a house in Manurewa.

The two charged with the baby's kidnapping, who have been granted name suppression, were caught and appeared before the Manukau District Court this afternoon.

The hospital and police will immediately undertake a full review of the hospital's internal security system and findings will be released at its completion.

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