Mum and One day old Baby return to hospital

A woman has been charged with child stealing after a day-old baby and her teenage mother disappeared from the special care unit of a Victorian hospital.

17-year-old Amanda Clay, and her baby Phoebe, returned to the Northern Hospital on Friday afternoon, police say.

Their reappearance came shortly after police charged a 27-year-old woman with child stealing and reckless conduct.


Police were called after three women took Phoebe from the hospital yesterday  shortly after she had been placed in a special care unit.

Amanda left the hospital after that of her own accord.

The Mill Park woman has been bailed to appear in court at a later date.