a mother suspected of violence against her five-month-old baby in the Landes

A police sign. (drawing) – GILE Michel / SIPA

The Dax prosecutor’s office confirms this Tuesday that it has opened a judicial investigation for acts of violence against a five-month-old baby. The mother, aged in her twenties, was taken into police custody for several hours earlier this week before being released and placed under judicial supervision during the investigation, specifies
South West.

Last Saturday, the baby was taken care of by the pediatric emergencies of the hospital of Dax, in the Landes. During examinations, doctors discovered a double fracture in one of the arms. They decided to alert the authorities. The young woman did not acknowledge the facts but gave no explanation of the condition of her child.

The father, already suspected of mistreating the other child of the family, is currently in detention. At the request of social services, the baby was given to a foster family.

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