Charges After Baby Found in Reading

Police have charged a man and woman with abandoning a child after a newborn baby was found on a doorstep in Reading.

A 26-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were both arrested in Winchester on May 9 and are due in court today.

The baby, who was found in a holdall (pictured) outside the Polish centre in London Road on 3 May, remains in foster care.

Police were called at 8.59pm, and officers believe the baby may have been left on the doorstep about an hour-and-a-half earlier.

Superintendent Stuart Greenfield, from Thames Valley Police, said at the time the baby appeared unharmed with no immediate evidence of injuries.

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