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Aussie woman charged over starving baby to the brink of death

Police found the baby when responding to a domestic incident.
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A mother from Albury, New South Wales, has been charged with starving her baby to near-death.

Authorities came across the severely malnourished baby when they responded to a domestic incident on Saturday night.

“Officers were so concerned for the well-being of the baby they immediately called NSW Ambulance paramedics to the scene,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The baby was rushed to Albury Base Hospital.

His mother was charged with failing to provide for a child causing danger of death.

She was granted bail and will appear in Albury Local Court next week.

The baby and his siblings, a 17-month-old boy and a seven-year-old girl, have been taken into care.

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