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Two women arrested after missing Telford baby found safe

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a baby boy went missing from his home in Telford.

A massive police search was launched after the nine-week-old was reported missing from a property in Manor Road, Arleston, shortly before 3pm.

He has since been found safe and well and taken to hospital to be checked over, West Mercia Police said.

A force spokesman said: "We are pleased to confirm that the missing baby boy has been found. He is currently being checked over by hospital staff and will be reunited with his family shortly.

"Two local women have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and are currently in police custody."

Residents in Manor Road claimed the mother of the baby may have been tricked into leaving the infant with a woman who called at her home.

One woman, who declined to be named, said the mother returned shortly afterwards and found her baby had gone.

The resident said: "It was about 10 minutes to three and the police were here very quickly. They have done a great job and I'm so relieved they have found the baby."

Another resident in the cul-de-sac, Val Harris, 75, said: "It's a nice community and it has come as a shock.

"But at the end of the day I'm just happy they have got the baby back."

Sapheena Sultan, who also lives in the street, said: "Being a parent myself I know what pain the parents must have been going through, but the main thing is he is safe."


From Belfast Telegraph