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Woman suspected of kidnapping six-month-old baby denies crime

Police pictured during the search for the baby on Tuesday. Photo: Thomas Johansson / T

Published: 23.Jan.2019 17:05 hrs

A woman who was detained on suspicion of kidnapping a six-month-old baby girl in Gothenburg on Tuesday has denied committing a crime.

The baby was found two hours after her disappearance sparked a major police search in the western Swedish city.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was detained on Tuesday afternoon and questioned by police on Wednesday. Police said that the woman was under the influence of drugs and alcohol to such an extent on Tuesday that she was unable to undergo questioning then.

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