NATIONAL Police have arrested a woman in Orihuela for abandoning her newborn baby on a doorstop.
A resident walking their dog found the baby wrapped in several layers of clothes inside a plastic bag and in good health, on the afternoon of January 17.
Surveillance camera footage of the zone helped police build a profile of a woman they believed could be the child’s mother. Investigators began combing the area and going pretty much door-to-door until discovering her whereabouts.
According to media reports the woman is 35-years old, already has four kids and gave birth to the baby at home alone in the bathroom, hiding her pregnancy from her family.
Following her detention she was taken to hospital for medical checks given she had no assistance before or after having the baby.