Woman charged in stabbing of her newborn; baby in critical condition

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Toronto police have charged a 36-year-old woman with attempted murder in the stabbing of her newborn child.

Officers were called to a home in the city’s North York neighbourhood on Wednesday, where they say they found both the woman and her child with stab wounds.

The child, who is less than a month hold, was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the baby remains in hospital in critical but stable condition.

They say the child’s mother appeared before a magistrate on Thursday and was remanded in custody ahead of her next court appearance.

Police are not releasing further details in an effort to protect the victim’s identity.

The Canadian Press