Surrey mother charged after starving baby found

SURREY – Mounties have arrested a Surrey mother accused of failing to care for her toddler after he was found starving to death.The 23-year-old woman, who was arrested over the weekend, has been charged with failure to provide the necessities of life and criminal negligence.Police say the baby was sent to hospital, but cannot confirm whether he is still in hospital. He is in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.Police say that when he was found, he had the weight of a baby a year younger than him."The last we have heard is that the condition has improved immensely and (he is) making great positive strides from a medical perspective," said Cpl. Bert Paquet.Two other people were arrested in connection with this case, but have yet to be charged.The mother is not known to the RCMP. The case is still under investigation and police are appealing to witnesses to come forward if they have any information.

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