Three charged over 'sale of baby'

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.