Baby snatched from hospital

6 May 2002

BBC News

Police are searching for two women after a two-day old baby girl was snatched from a hospital in the West Midlands.

Officers were called to the Wordsley Hospital in Stourbridge at 1340 BST on Monday.

The parents of the infant, who was taken from a cot at the bottom of her mother’s bed in the maternity ward, are said to be distraught.

Police believe the two women they are looking for were working together and had been seen asking for directions to the maternity unit.

“The maternity unit does have security locks on the doors but somehow they appear to have got into the unit, taken the baby from the cot and then left the hospital.”