Man and woman are charged with child cruelty as a baby is found in Belfast – Daily Mail

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Man and woman are charged with child cruelty as a baby is found in Belfast – Daily Mail

Man and woman are charged with child cruelty as a baby is found by binmen in Belfast city centre

  • Baby discovered wrapped in blanket outside shopping centre on Sunday April 7
  • A 41-year-old man and 38-year-old woman have been charged with child cruelty
  • They appeared in Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday April 9 and are on bail 

By Joe Middleton For Mailonline

Published: 17:25 EDT, 14 April 2019 | Updated: 17:25 EDT, 14 April 2019

Two people have been charged with child cruelty after a baby was found in Belfast city centre.

The baby was discovered by bin men wrapped in a blanket outside CastleCourt shopping centre last week on Sunday April 7.

An ambulance was called and the child was taken to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, as reported by Belfast Live.

A 41-year-old man and a 38-year-old women were charged with child cruelty and the woman was further charged with possession of a Class C drug.

The baby was discovered by bin men wrapped in a blanket outside CastleCourt shopping centre (pictured) last week on Sunday April 7

The pair appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday April 9 and are now on bail, as reported by the Sunday World.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance service said: ‘The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 14.04 on Sunday 7 April 2019 following reports that a baby had been injured following an incident in Royal Avenue.

‘The NIAS dispatched an emergency crew to the scene and following assessment, and initial treatment at the scene the child was taken by ambulance to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.’

A PSNI spokesperson said: ‘A 41-year-old man was charged with child cruelty and a 38-year-old woman was charged with child cruelty and possession of a controlled Class C drug.

‘They were both due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday 9th April. As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.’

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