A woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn baby boy, who was found in a drain in Sydney.
Cyclists heard the baby crying from the bottom of a 2.5 metre drain near a motorway in Quakers Hill, in the west of Sydney, yesterday morning.
Police carried out an extensive search to find the baby's mother, including hospital record checks and doorknocks.
A 30-year-old woman from Quakers Hill was arrested yesterday afternoon after attending Blacktown police station. She has been charged with attempted murder and will face Blacktown local court today.
It is believed the baby was born on Monday and police will allege he was placed in the drain the following day, the ABC reports.
The baby remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
The woman has been refused bail and has been remanded in custody.