Shropshire

Woman held over Telford baby abduction released without charge

Police at Manor Road, Arleston, Telford in Shropshire
Image caption Police launched an urgent appeal after the baby disappeared from Manor Road, Arleston in Telford

One of two women arrested in connection with the abduction of a nine-week-old baby from his home has been released.

The women, aged 53 and 41, were detained after the boy was reported missing from his home in Telford, Shropshire, on Wednesday afternoon.

The child was located safe and well about three hours later, police said.

Detectives said on Thursday they were "content" the 53-year-old was no longer a suspect. The second woman remains in custody.

Det Insp Mo Lansdale, from West Mercia Police, said: "Although the investigation is still ongoing, we are content that the 53-year-old woman is no longer a suspect.

"I want to reassure the public, Arleston residents and the family of the little boy who was taken that we continue to take this matter very seriously.

"We are keeping the family up-to-date with any developments and continue to support them through what has been an incredibly distressing time. "

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