Hospital baby abduction: Case dropped against one of the accused

2016-03-01 12:27
Little baby Sergio Strydom sleeps peacefully after he was returned to his parents. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Little baby Sergio Strydom sleeps peacefully after he was returned to his parents. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town - One of two women accused of abducting a newborn boy from Worcester Hospital was released on Tuesday morning due to lack of evidence, a court official confirmed.

A 17-year-old would now appear alone in the Worcester Magistrate's Court, senior prosecutor Charlene Mostert told journalists. The court case would be in camera. Not even the family of baby Sergio Strydom would be allowed to sit in.

The teenager would not apply for bail.

"She will be kept in a place of safety," Mostert confirmed.

A postponement date would be determined later on Tuesday.

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