Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 13:47
Overwhelmed mother abandons baby on Hague doorstep
A newborn baby was discovered in the garden of a home on Larensestraat in The Hague during the early hours of Tuesday morning. A note saying that the mother already had two children and can not take care of this one, was found with the baby, according to local residents. A local resident told Omroep West that the neighbor who found the baby came knocking at their window around 3:30 a.m. The baby girl was wrapped in cloth and at first glance seems to be healthy. "The baby was only just born. There was still blood and the centimeter long umbilical cord was still attached", he said to the broadcaster. The note left with the baby was in untidy handwriting and written in poor Dutch. "You can not just leave a child... Such a little worm.. I find it incomprehensible", the neighbor said. "But I do not know the backgrounds."