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Concealing birth of child case in Lantau South reclassified as manslaughter
     Police today (August 6) reclassified a concealing birth of child case in Lantau South on February 1 as manslaughter.

     At about 10.30am on February 1, Police received a report from a passer-by that a suspected body of a baby was found in an alley in Tong Fuk Tsuen, Lantau South. Police sped to the scene and found a newborn baby girl collapsed on the ground with her umbilical cord and placenta attached. The baby girl was certified dead at scene. Upon investigation, a 21-year-old foreign woman suspectedly abandoned the baby girl after giving birth to her inside a unit nearby. She was arrested for concealing birth of child.

     Upon further investigation by the Crime Unit of Lantau District, Police reclassified the case as manslaughter. The woman is holding charged with one count of manslaughter. The case will be mentioned at West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (August 7).
Ends/Thursday, August 6, 2020
Issued at HKT 22:12
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