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Police in armed maternity ward raid at Women's and Children's Hospital

A FATHER cut his baby daughter's umbilical cord, kissed her and passed the infant to the mother. Seconds later, STAR Group officers burst through the bedside curtains and pointed a pistol at his head.

The child was born five minutes before up to 10 heavily-armed STAR Group officers stormed the Women's and Children's Hospital delivery room at 7.05pm on December 10, the father, a violent convicted criminal, claims.

The baby was then taken by Families SA workers - which has prompted Independent MLC Ann Bressington to hit out at "rogue social workers on power trips".

The father was handcuffed, frog-marched to a car, driven home and ordered not to return to the hospital.

Families SA child welfare workers took the baby into care within an hour of its birth.

The father, who has a "very extensive criminal history", was not charged with anything but says he was told he would be arr


Added: Jan-15-2010 
By: biggles9
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