A WOMAN has been arrested in Anglesey after a photo allegedly showing a baby being strangled by its own mother was posted to social media.
The image, which first surfaced on Saturday evening, is thought to have been taken to be sent to the child’s estranged father.A mother in Anglesey has been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty[/caption]
It appears to be a screengrab from a video call on social media app Snapchat.
It shows a baby visibly in distress with something wrapped around its neck, North Wales Live reported.
The picture was first reported to authorities after being posted to Facebook by an unknown account.
North Wales Police confirmed that an investigation had been launched.
They added that a woman had been arrested on suspicion of child cruelty.
The woman is understood to be in her early twenties and to be from Anglesey.
Police also said that a child had been taken into care.
Speaking to North Wales Live, a spokesperson for North Wales Police said: “We are aware of the incident, and the baby has been safeguarded.
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“One person was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty.”
They added that the woman had been released on bail pending further investigation.