France hunts woman who abducted baby from hospital

19th December 2012, Comments 0 comments

French authorities on Wednesday launched a nationwide hunt for a young woman disguised as a hospital worker who abducted a two-day-old baby form a maternity ward.

Police said they were studying video footage of the woman in the hospital in the eastern city of Nancy from where the boy named Lucas was taken late Tuesday but said they had no leads on the abductor's identity.

Authorities launched an appeal on radio, television and on noticeboards in train stations as well as motorways to try and track down the woman described as of European origin and aged between 16 and 20.

She reportedly walked into the maternity ward and made off with the infant as his 24-year-old mother slept.

© 2012 AFP

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