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Crime in Hong Kong

Baby found in plastic bag inside Hong Kong airport toilet dies in hospital

Case surfaces after cleaner finds newborn in arrival hall area

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 August, 2018, 2:06pm
UPDATED : Friday, 17 August, 2018, 5:42pm

A baby, suspected to be a newborn, died in hospital after being found in a plastic bag inside a Hong Kong International Airport toilet on Friday, prompting police to launch a criminal investigation.

The case came to light at about 11.53am when a cleaner found the baby in a plastic bag inside a women’s toilet in a restricted area of the airport’s Terminal One arrival hall, according to police.

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A force spokeswoman said the baby was declared dead at North Lantau Hospital.

She added officers were investigating the case.