Multiple birth mother arrested

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The Independent Online
Mandy Allwood (below), who earlier this year lost eight babies she was expecting following fertility treatment, has been arrested by police, it emerged yesterday. Ms Allwood, 31, was questioned by officers in Solihull, West Midlands, about alleged fraud offences understood to relate to a loan.

She was interviewed by local fraud-squad officers in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, a week ago and bailed to report back to Solihull police station on 7 February. Ms Allwood had continued with her multiple pregnancy despite some medical opinion that it would be safer to abort some of the foetuses. She miscarried them all at 19 weeks in October.