A couple, man, 31, and woman, 26, have both been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to abduct a child at Great Ormond Street Hospital a world-renowned hospital in Camden, north London, on Monday afternoon. Metro report.
Police were called after the couple arrived with a picture of a baby in an incubator on Monday afternoon.
They said that their baby was born at 21 weeks and had been transferred there from Royal London Hospital.
When staff at GOSH checked with the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel they had no record of a premature baby matching the description they had been given.
Inspector Paul Clarke said: ‘The actions of the staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital in making all of the necessary checks and the quick response of police in arresting a couple prevented what could have been a very frightening and harrowing incident.’
A spokeswoman for Great Ormond Street Hospital said: ‘Thankfully, this type of incident is exceptionally rare. We are pleased that staff at the hospital acted so swiftly and calmly to ensure the safety of all our patients.’
The couple have now been released on bail on the condition that they should not enter any hospital – unless they are suffering a ‘medical emergency’.