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Parents of baby found in rubbish pile arrested

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have identified the parents of a newborn baby boy found near a trash collection point located at the junction of Avenida do Dr Francisco Vieira Machado with Travessa 1º de Maio on Areia Preta.

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The Judiciary Police (PJ) have identified the parents of a newborn baby boy found near a trash collection point located at the junction of Avenida do Dr Francisco Vieira Machado with Travessa 1º de Maio on Areia Preta.

According to the information from PJ, both the father and mother of the newborn are non-resident workers and employees of a local restaurant.

The father is a married Filipino national (30) with a nine-year-old daughter, while the mother is a divorced Indonesian (25) with a six-year-old daughter.

Both parents have been arrested and will be charged under article 135 of the Macau Penal Code, which, carries a sentence of imprisonment from two to five years.

The baby was found in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday by employees of the trash collection company inside a blue backpack and wrapped in towels.

Upon being sent to the public hospital (CHCSJ) for a medical check-up, the newborn showed no signs of life-threatening conditions and was transferred to a pediatric ward where he remains in a stable condition.

(Macau News / Macau Daily Times)

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