Foundling was in bag from Belgium

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The handbag in which a newborn baby was found on Sunday night comes from Belgium.

22 January 2008

HEINSBERG/MAASTRICHT – The handbag in which a newborn baby was found on a doorstep just over the German border near Posterholt (Limburg) on Sunday night comes from Belgium.

In a report for regional broadcaster L1 the Limburg-Noord police announced on Monday that the bag bore the name ‘Corstjens Mannenmode Maaseik.'

Because the writing was in Dutch, German police had suspected that the boy had been brought from the Netherlands. But the child may come from Belgium. The police in Heinsberg and Limburg have still not been able to locate the child's mother. German police say it is crucial that she be found soon since she may be in emotional distress.

The police in Heinsberg were "extremely surprised" at the special broadcast by the Limburg-Noord police on Monday night. A spokesperson for the German police said it was not at all the intention that the bag with the text on it be shown to the public. "This is sensitive information about the perpetrator," a spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for the Limburg-Noord police admits that "something went wrong." "If they did not want that to be done, then we have made a mistake," the spokesperson said. The two police forces will meet on Tuesday to discuss the matter, she confirmed.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]

Subject: Dutch news

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