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Wolverhampton rubbish chute baby: Woman charged with attempted murder

The flats in Boscobel Crescent
Image caption Police said the baby girl remained in a critical condition in hospital

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after a baby was found at the bottom of a rubbish chute in Wolverhampton.

Police were called to a flat in Boscobel Crescent at about 18:30 BST on Saturday to reports of a missing child.

Officers said the baby girl remained in a critical condition after being found in a rubbish collection area.

The woman is due to appear before magistrates on Thursday. A man, 32, has been released on bail.

He had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender but has been released pending further inquiries.

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