Woman arrested over abandoned Shirebrook baby

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Police have arrested a woman in connection with the baby born at a business premises in Shirebrook.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested yesterday, Saturday 4th January, on suspicion of wilful neglect after the police were called to the Sports Direct distribution centre on Brook Park East on New Year’s Day following the birth of a baby ‘in unusual circumstances’.

It was reported that the woman had given birth in the toilets of the depot.

The baby boy was taken to King’s Mill Hospital before being transferred to a specialist neo-natal unit in Leicester.

He is making good progress but is still under going tests.