Woman 'abducts' own baby

Phone Triple Zero ‘000’ or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information about the woman or her child.
Phone Triple Zero ‘000’ or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you have any information about the woman or her child. David Stuart

POLICE are calling on Northern Rivers residents to keep an eye out for a woman who allegedly 'abducted' her baby from a hospital at Taree yesterday.

Police said the one-day-old baby was under observation in the hospital's special care nursery and had not been cleared for medical release when the mother, Emily Wotherspoon, took the baby and left the hospital.

Police said it was important the baby be checked by a medical professional.

Ms Wotherspoon was described as being 170cm tall, light brown complexion, long dark hair. She was last seen wearing black tights with football shorts over the top and a grey singlet top.

Police have made extensive inquiries in their effort to locate the missing woman and baby, including visiting the homes of family, friends and associates.

Police throughout the state have been notified of this incident, however the woman and baby are still missing.

If anyone sees the woman and her baby or has any knowledge of their whereabouts please phone Triple Zero '000' or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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