Russian police investigate hospital baby mix up

Help

Two families in Russia are suing their local maternity hospital for giving them the wrong babies 12 years ago.

The truth only emerged after the ex-husband of one of the mothers refused to pay maintenance for their daughter, saying she looked nothing like him.

DNA tests showed she was not related to the parents.

The two families from the town of Kopeisk in the Ural Mountains are now demanding 5m roubles (£101,000: $158,300) in damages. Steve Rosenberg reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.