Three charged over 'sale of baby'

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Three people have been charged with child neglect and abandonment following an undercover investigation by The News of the World into the alleged sale of a child, police said yesterday. An 11-month-old baby girl has been taken into the care of Newham Social Services in east London.

Scotland Yard said Mohammad Javaid, 48, of Woodlands Road, Ilford, east London, a 28-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, both of Green Street, London E7, had been charged with child neglect and abandonment.

The men are further charged with conspiracy to traffic an 11-month old girl. They appeared at Stratford Magistrates' Court, and were remanded in custody until 24 November.