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Man who left baby in critical condition at SGH arrested for drug offences, child abuse

Man who left baby in critical condition at SGH arrested for drug offences, child abuse

A signboard at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) compound. (File photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

SINGAPORE: A 28-year-old man who left a baby in a critical condition at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) was arrested on Monday (Aug 26) for drug-related offences and child abuse, authorities said on Tuesday.

A search was launched last Saturday after the man left the unconscious baby at the hospital, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in a news release.

The man's car was intercepted by the police along Kampong Bahru Road towards Lower Delta Road, where the man fled on foot.

"Suspected drug-related paraphernalia was subsequently found in his car," said the news release.

Following a three-day operation and investigations by both agencies, officers identified a possible hideout in the vicinity of Woodlands Street 13, and the man was arrested on Monday.

"CNB officers also recovered 19g of Ice and several drug-related paraphernalia from the residential unit," the authorities said.

"Investigations against the 28-year-old man for drug-related offences, which include drug consumption, as well as for child abuse, are ongoing. He is also assisting with investigations into traffic-related offences."

The baby is receiving medical attention, the authorities said. 

A 28-year-old woman, the mother of the baby, has been arrested for suspected child abuse and drug-related offences.

Source: CNA/jt(mi)

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