Detained woman suspected of child abandonment

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A 39-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested by the National Police for the alleged crime of abandoning her children.

The offences came to light when a 15-year-old tried to run away after being routinely questioned by local police in the Murcia village of Casillas.  The police identified the teenager before taking him home where they found two other children of 5 and 8-years-old home alone as the mother was allegedly at work.

Further inquiries made showed the estranged father lives in Almeria and the mother has custody of the children.  At first she couldn’t be contacted – although she was later found and detained by National Police – and the young ones were taken to the home of the paternal grandmother.

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