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Mother tried to sell her baby

A woman has been jailed for seven years for trying to sell her baby for £35,000.



The 29-year-old, of north east London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was preparing to make the sale of her 11-month-old daughter at a hotel when she was arrested by police.

Two people working for a Sunday newspaper posed as a couple who wanted to purchase the little girl.

After a number of meetings and phone calls the price was agreed and the journalists contacted detectives at Scotland Yard.

After the sting operation in the hotel room in east London on September 22 last year, the baby was taken into the care.

The woman was put behind bars at Inner London Crown Court for conspiracy to commit child cruelty and holding another person in slavery.

A 48-year-old man, also of north east London, was also jailed for acting as the broker for the sale. He was sentenced to nine years for the same offences.

Belfast Telegraph