Ms Y held in UK after failing to obtain abortion here

Woman arrested for illegally entering the UK from Ireland

Ms Y was arrested in Liverpool five weeks before her baby was born by Caesarean section

Ms Y was arrested in Liverpool five weeks before her baby was born by Caesarean section

 

Ms Y, the asylum seeker who unsuccessfully sought an abortion after arriving in Ireland pregnant as a result of alleged rape, was arrested in Liverpool five weeks before her baby was born by Caesarean section, The Irish Times has learned.

She was held by police for more than 11 hours after being arrested for illegally entering the UK from Ireland on July 1st last. She is believed to have travelled by ferry to Liverpool. Ms Y found out she was pregnant on April 4th this year, shortly after arriving in Ireland on March 28th.

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Two identity cards were among items taken from her while in custody. It is not known how she returned to Ireland. The incident is not recorded in the HSE draft report into her care or in the Department of Justice records on her case.