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Baby found - Woman in custody after cops track infant to east Kingston

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The one-day-old baby girl who was abducted from the University Hospital of the West Indies.

The one-day-old baby who was yesterday morning snatched from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew, was found by the police later in the evening.

Head of the Police Corporate Communications Unit Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said the child was found in Rollington Town, East Kingston, at around 5:30 p.m.

A woman who was at the location was taken into custody.

Lindsay, yesterday, said the police had gathered useful information on the abduction, but the entire case was not yet clear.

"As we continue our investigation, it will become clear," said Lindsay on RJR's 'Beyond the Headlines'.

Lindsay said the woman initially denied that the child was at the location, however, the police searched the premises and the child was found.

The child was taken to be medically examined.

Meanwhile, the UHWI has implemented tighter security measures since the incident.

Board Chairman James Moss-Solomon said visitors will now be required to present proper identification when entering the wards.

They will also be required to sign a log book.

The number of security personnel on the wards at the hospital has also been increased.