Kidnapped baby home

15-07-2012

The month-old baby girl who was kidnapped and abducted to Germany returned home safely at around midnight on Saturday. Several dozen family and friends turned out to greet her and over a dozen journalists and TV crews were in attendance. Baby Michaela was forcibly taken from her mother in the street when she was just 18 days old and the case evoked widespread public sympathy. The child was found by German police a week after her abduction thanks to cameras which registered the number of the kidnappers’ rented vehicle. Four people were detained in connection with the case, two remain in custody. The motive of the crime has not been revealed but the head of the local police force has moved to allay fears that the incident might be repeated.