Baby Jacob inquiry
A 25 year-old woman and a 36
year-old man will appear in the Auckland District Court
today charged with abduction of a child.
The pair was
arrested this afternoon by officers investigating the
overnight removal of a 10 day old infant, known as Baby
Jacob, from the newborn intensive care unit in Auckland's
The baby boy was located by Police this
morning and returned to hospital where he remains in the
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