I can`t remember anything else significant about the case although I think the mother was from an ethnic minority -possibly Singhalese or Tamil.
Web research has not provided me with any answers as obviously this took place when the internet was not in operation. But if this rings a bell with anyone please let me know!
There were two girls, one white and the other black or mixed race and I remember that they were 4 and 7 years old. The mother of the older one (I think her name was Tina) said they had wandered off in a park, I think. One of them was found in the park but the other one was found strangled under a bed in her own flat.
I cannot remember any details of the trial or what on earth motivated the woman to kill both her daughter and a neighbour's child.
There was a dubious abduction of a baby from a parked car in 1990 - google Ames Glover and you should find something about him - he was never found.
I cannot at the moment think of any other case which happened in this country where abduction was put forward as the only option when there was no proof of that.
The Ames Glover case is v interesting. As you say, no evidence of an abduction. I wonder if this happened now whether a different view would be taken of it. Having said that, I imagine that many people are going to be cynical about abuductions even when they are genuine.
It was at one time not unheard of for babies to be taken from their prams outside shops and there were two at more or less the same time in 1970, give or take a year. One was perfectly genuine and the baby (a boy called Jason) was found safe but the other (a girl called Lezane or something similar) had been killed by her father.
There's the odd abduction of babies soon after they're born in hospital - the most famous in recent years being Alexandra Griffiths from St Thomas' Hospital in London in 1990.
Another baby who was supposedly in a stolen car - Louise Brown (nothing to do with the world's first "test tube" baby of the same name) in the early to mid 1980s - was also killed by her father. He put on an impressive act I recall at a press conference begging for help from the public. Some things don't change!
The baby was missing for 17 days. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1046613/Being-kidnapped-baby-best-thing-happened-me.html
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