Police in South Africa have arrested a teenage mother after a one-week-old baby girl was found abandoned in bushes.

Detectives arrested the 17-year-old on Tuesday.

She’s due to appear in court on Wednesday, according to local publication Eye Witness.

The police’s Malcolm Pojie: “The detectives attached to the George FCS consulted the Knysna Hospital about the admissions in their maternity ward. The information they obtained took them to the town of Plettenberg Bay where they found the 17-year-old mother in New Horizon. She was arrested on the spot and faces charges of child neglect and child abandonment.”

The infant was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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