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Spain mum gives birth secretly, throws baby out of window

Published on Dec 27, 2013 10:38 PM

MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish woman gave birth in secret on Christmas Eve, cut the umbilical chord herself and threw the newborn out of the kitchen window, police said on Friday.

The baby boy is now in hospital in a "serious condition", a police spokesman said.

The 35-year-old woman, who lived with her parents in eastern Madrid, was detained on suspicion of attempting to kill the baby, police said.

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

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