The Update – Cristiano to be taken to Ursoline sisters
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TVM reports that a care order is to be issued for Cristiano, the baby boy abandoned yesterday on a porch in Bugibba. The baby is presently still at Mater Dei, but will eventually be taken to the Ursoline sisters.

Magistrate Joe Mifsud, Inspector Godwin Scerri and the FSWS are currently coordinating on the situation. Mr Steve Libreri from the Child Protection Unit has been appointed to assist in the inquiry.

TVM is also informed that if the mother is identified, she will be provided with every assistance.

The Malta Independent reports that the baby has been named Cristiano by the inquiring magistrate, Joe Mifsud, because as an ardent Juventus fan he hopes that the boy will have a life of success as his namesake, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo joined Juventus this season after years of success with Real Madrid and after also leading Portugal to win the European nations’ title two years ago.

Ronaldo is also synonymous with the number 7 and the boy was found, umbilical cord still attached on the 7 of September.


Earlier

Update: TVM reports that the boy was named Cristiano. According to ONE the name was suggested by Inquiring Magistrate Joe Mifsud.

Times of Malta A newborn was found abandoned  in Buġibba at 4.15pm on Friday,the police confirmed.  The infant, which was found in good health, has been taken to Mater Dei for assessment.

TVM which has an exclusive photo of the child reports that the child is of a white colour and is not excluded that it is of foreign parents. A touching detail, the journalist Brandon Pisani reports is that once the boy was taken in the police hands, he didn’t cry and pressed the police person’s finger tightly. It also reports that that the boy was not born on the location where it was found.

Net News reports that place where the child was found was ‘Cyril Court’. The child was covered with blood and wrapped in a long cloth.

The Independent A search for the mother of the baby meanwhile is ongoing.  Magistrate Joe Mifsud is leading investigations.

The baby was found in Triq il-Pijunieri at around 4pm, with its umbilical cord reportedly still attached

One News reports that there are no CCTV cameras in the area, and as such the investigations might be difficult.

Other reports

Malta Today

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