Newborn found in suitcase in Hamburg
The Local · 5 Jan 2011, 10:06
Published: 05 Jan 2011 10:06 GMT+01:00
Just a few days old, the healthy baby girl was discovered outside the city’s CCH convention centre near the Dammtor station around 7:30 pm on Tuesday.
Daily Bild reported “a well-dressed man” told CCH doorman Naji Habib: “There’s a suitcase outside, please take care of it.” After Habib had a member of the security staff bring it inside, he heard noises but didn’t think it was coming from the piece of luggage.
“Half an hour later I heard crying again and I opened the suitcase with a colleague,” he told the paper. “There was a pretty little girl, dressed in a romper suit, cap and in a baby sleeping bag.”
The baby was taken to a clinic and pronounced in good health.
The police said the infant had not been delivered in a professional setting owing to how the umbilical cord had been cut.