Man and woman held over 'baby snatch plot' at Great Ormond Street Hospital

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A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of planning to abduct a baby from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Police were called at around 2pm on Monday, following a report of someone trying to take the child from the facility.

Officers attended and arrested a 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to commit child abduction.

They were taken to a central London police station and have been bailed to a date in mid-April.

Inspector Paul Clarke, of the Met Police, said: "The actions of the staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital in making all of the necessary checks and the quick response of police in arresting a couple prevented what could have been a very frightening and harrowing incident."