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  • 27 December 2013, 16:28

Spanish Newborn Baby Is Thrown From Window

A Spanish woman who secretly gave birth on Christmas Eve has been arrested for throwing her newborn out of a window.

Incredibly, the baby boy survived the fall but was found suffering from hypothermia. He was not breathing and his heart had stopped beating.

But medics managed to revive the baby who was then taken to hospital in a "serious condition", according to local police.

The 35-year-old mother was taken into custody on suspicion of attempting to kill the baby.

In a statement, police said they found the baby wrapped in a pair of jeans.

"The woman wrapped the baby in a pair of jeans and threw it out of the kitchen window into an interior courtyard," police said.

The woman lived with her parents in eastern Madrid and had kept the birth secret.

She delivered the baby in the early hours of the morning, cutting the umbilical cord herself, and throwing the baby out of the window.

However, shortly afterwards she suffered heavy bleeding and asked her parents to take her to hospital.

"Later, at about 8.30am, the grandmother of the newborn went into the kitchen and, looking out of the window, saw a baby in the patio," police said.

"She ran out to pick it up and alerted emergency services."

Two police officers wrapped the baby in blankets and tried to keep him alive until paramedics arrived to take over.

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