Mother of abandoned baby apprehended

The mother of the newborn baby girl, who was dumped in the bushes next to the railway line in Narraville on Friday morning, has been identified and arrested on Wednesday afternoon in Swakopmund after a member of the public tipped off police.

The suspect (23) is believed to be a resident of Mariental in the Hardap region, and was visiting family members in Walvis Bay at the time of the incident. She will appear in the Walvis Bay magistrates court today.

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