A teenage girl who stabbed her newborn baby daughter seven times in the chest minutes after giving birth was released on two years probation yesterday after the judge described the case as 'sad and distressing'. Releasing the 16-year-old girl from the Court of First Instance, Mr Justice Colin Jackson said his 'primary concern and primary wish' is that the young woman put the matter behind her. '[And] that you look to your future and that of your child to whom you and your parents are clearly devoted,' he said. Mr Justice Jackson also praised the teenage mother's parents and doctors who had acted quickly in treating the infant. The girl's parents were in court during the sentencing and hugged their daughter after the court was adjourned. Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions John Reading SC told the court the incident occurred after the girl, who was aged 15 at the time, woke up in the early hours of April 11 last year with stomach pains. When she went to the bathroom in her family's flat in Tsing Yi, she found that she had given birth to a baby girl. He said the stunned teenager became very frightened and 'was at a loss as to what to do' when the baby began to cry. Mr Reading said she left her baby on the floor, went to the kitchen and returned with a 10cm knife which she used to stab the baby in the chest seven times. The girl's father was awoken by the baby's cries and found his daughter and the infant covered in blood and lying on the floor. Mr Reading said the astonished man woke his wife who wrapped the baby in a clean towel and rushed the family to hospital. The baby was released on May 23 last year and is back in the care of her mother's family. Defence Counsel John Haynes said his client, who pleaded guilty to one count of wounding, was deeply remorseful. He said she was not aware she was carrying a child. Mr Haynes said other members of the young teen's family also failed to realise her pregnancy. The teenage mother's family had thrown their full support behind their daughter and was helping to raise the infant, he said. The baby's father, a classmate of the girl, was also regularly visiting the child and making support payments.