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Spanish police detain women suspected of dumping baby in rubbish bin

Spanish police have arrested a woman suspected of dumping her newborn boy in an underground rubbish container.

Civil Guard spokeswoman Mercedes Martin said that the woman, a Colombian national aged 37, was identified from a baby bottle found in a backpack with the baby. The bottle came from the hospital where he was born on June 30.

Ms Martin says the woman had three other children and lived close to where the baby was found in Mejorada del Campo, a town east of Madrid. She added that the baby is in good health.

The child was discovered on Wednesday after a man heard its cries while walking his dog.

The container has a street-level opening but the rubbish is collected underground.

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