Woman charged after baby abandoned at hospital

Wigan Infirmary
Wigan Infirmary

A woman has been charged with the attempted murder of a newborn baby who was found abandoned in a toilet at Wigan Infirmary.

Police were called to the hospital shortly after midnight on Wednesday to reports of the baby boy being found.

Orsolya Anmaria Balogh, 26, has been charged with attempted murder and has been remanded to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow (Saturday).

The baby was found by security staff at the hospital and taken into the A&E ward where he was resuscitated and is now doing well.

Police say that a 31-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has since been eliminated from enquiries.