Woman Abandons Newborn Baby Face Down in the Toilet, Baby is “Safe and Well”

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 20, 2015   |   6:46PM   |   London, England

A woman in England is in custody after abandoning her newborn baby face down in the toilet after giving birth in a public restroom in an arcade.

Arcade staff discovered the baby girl in the disabled toilets over the weekend and the newborn baby girl was taken to the hospital and described as “safe and well” afterwards. Officers initially could not find the baby’s mother but found her after releasing a picture of Baby April (above) and video footage of the mother that the arcade’s security camera’s captured.

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A newborn baby girl abandoned in an amusement arcade was found face down in a toilet bowl after her ‘mother gave birth in the lavatory’, it has been revealed.

It is believed the girl, named April by staff at the Ormskirk hospital where she is being treated, might have been delivered at Silcock’s Amusement Arcade in Nevill Street, Southport, hours before she was discovered.

Merseyside Police had released an image of the 6lb 9oz baby girl, wearing a pink playsuit, as they sought to identify her mother.

In a statement yesterday afternoon, officers said they had traced the mother to an address in the Merseyside area.
Police believe April may have been ‘born where she was found’, Sky reported today. She was just hours old when she was discovered.

Staff at the amusement arcade earlier spoke of the moment the baby was whisked from the toilet bowl when a father’s paternal instincts kicked in.

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Christina Hodskinson, 44, discovered the newborn, who has since been named baby April by hospital staff, after a colleague said the toilets needed cleaning.

She was quickly joined by fellow employee Warren Chadwick, 36, who Ms Hodskinson said ‘grabbed the baby out of the toilet’.