4 Dec 2008

Woman charged with taking baby from mother

3:39 pm on 4 December 2008

A woman accused of taking a baby from its mother in a Christchurch hospital has been remanded to a psychiatric hospital for assessment.

The woman, who has name suppression, appeared briefly in Christchurch District Court on Thursday.

She is accused of depriving a mother from her two-day-old child at a private hospital on Wednesday.

She will reappear in court on 18 December.