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Mum left newborn in church manger

By AP Reporter

Published 27/11/2015

The baby was found in the New York borough of Queens
The baby was found in the New York borough of Queens

A mother who left her newborn baby in a Christmas manger inside a New York City church will not be prosecuted.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said the unidentified mother felt her newborn was in a warm place and would be found safe.

He said the mother had been located and interviewed about putting her son in a creche at Holy Child of Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, Queens.

A church custodian found the 5lb baby on Monday, after hearing him crying. He was wrapped in towels and had his umbilical cord still attached.

Emergency crews took the newborn to a local hospital, where he was in good health, police said.

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