British mother, 24, arrested in Tenerife for 'abandoning three-month-old baby'

The child was reportedly left in Adeje, a small town on the island’s south coast. (Getty)

A 24-year-old British mother has been arrested in Tenerife for allegedly abandoning her baby in the street.

The unnamed woman was taken into custody after the three-month-old boy was discovered lying in a pram in Adeje, a small town on the island’s south coast.

The Daily Mail reports that the woman had been involved in an argument with her partner at a restaurant.

Police were called to the establishment to investigate and found her “in a state of drunkenness”.

Police said they found the child in Avenida de Bruselas in Adeje. (Google)

A spokesman for Spain's National Police reportedly said: “After an argument with her partner the woman allegedly left her three-month-old son in one of its streets and due to her state of drunkenness, she could not remember the place she left him in when she was located by officers and asked where her child was.

“Given what had happened and the age of the baby, officers began to search for the woman with the search ending up near the hotel where the couple were staying.

“A priority search started and ended half an hour afterwards when officers were informed a pram with the baby inside had been found in Avenida de Bruselas in Adeje.


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“Once the baby was found to be in a good state of health and was returned to the father, officers arrested the mother.”

It has not been made clear when the arrest took place, although sources said she had appeared in court on Thursday.

A speedy trial is understood to have taken place, although details have not yet been made public.