Newborn baby taken from Cairns Hospital found safe after amber alert

UPDATE @ 5.00 PM | A newborn baby subject to an Amber Alert on Tuesday afternoon has been found.

Queensland Police confirmed the infant was located safe and well in Cairns a short time ago.

It comes after the youngster was taken from Cairns Hospital by a woman just hours after birth, with significant concerns being held for the baby girl’s welfare.


Police have thanked the public for all of their help.

EARLIER @ 4.00 PM | An Amber Alert has just been issued for a newborn baby girl, who was taken from Cairns Hospital this afternoon and may be at significant risk.

Queensland Police issued the urgent alert on Tuesday afternoon after a woman allegedly took the infant around 12.30pm.

The 31-year-old woman and the baby, who is only hours old, are believed to still be in the greater Cairns area.

The woman is described as having a dark complexion, around 160cm in height, skinny build and has black hair.

She was last seen wearing a black shirt.

Police hold concern for the infant’s welfare and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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