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Frantic mother took lung transplant boy from hospital 

A 22-year-old mother was arrested by the police after taking her child from a Costa del Sol hospital where he was awaiting a lung transplant.

Police said the woman, of Moroccan nationality, had been warned of the danger her four year old child was in but still took him without their consent.

The mother took the child from a hospital in Malaga and was intercepted in Cuenca when she was fleeing with sick toddler on the AVE to Valencia

“Police officers found the child – who suffers serious health problems – with a blue complexion, drowsy and difficulty in breathing,” said a spokesman for the Spanish police. “The child had to be treated at the railway sttion and was then admitted urgently to hospital.”

The mother, who is reported to have said she was frigh-tened about the operation, now faces prosecution for failing to allow treatment and relief for her child.