Brit mum arrested for ‘abandoning’ baby on Tenerife street

TENERIFE: Brit mum arrested for ‘abandoning’ baby on Tenerife street Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A BRITISH mum has been arrested in Tenerife for allegedly abandoning her baby son in the street.

The 24-year-old woman was detained after the three-month-old child was found in a pram in the tourist resort of Adeje

Police say they were called to a restaurant after the woman stormed out after a row with her partner, taking the baby with her.


A National Police spokesman is quoted by the Mail Online as saying: “Spanish National Police have arrested a young foreign tourist aged 24 as the alleged author of a crime of abandoning a minor in Adeje.

“After an argument with her partner the woman allegedly left her three-month-old son in one of its streets and due to her state of drunkenness, she could not remember the place she left him in when she was located by officers and asked where her child was.

“The woman left the establishment at one point, apparently drunk, and took their three-month-old child with her.

“Police went to the restaurant and were told about what had happened by the baby’s father.

“Given what had happened and the age of the baby, officers began to search for the woman with the search ending up near the hotel where the couple were staying.

“When the woman was asked about her child, she gave no explanation about where he was, saying simply that she couldn’t remember where he might be.”

“A priority search started and ended half an hour afterwards when officers were informed a pram with the baby inside had been found in Avenida de Bruselas in Adeje.

“Once the baby was found to be in a good state of health and was returned to the father, officers arrested the mother.”


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