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Russian police investigate hospital baby mix up

Two families in Russia are suing their local maternity hospital for giving them the wrong babies 12 years ago.

The truth only emerged after the ex-husband of one of the mothers refused to pay maintenance for their daughter, saying she looked nothing like him.

DNA tests showed she was not related to the parents.

The two families from the town of Kopeisk in the Ural Mountains are now demanding 5m roubles (£101,000: $158,300) in damages. Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 24 Oct 2011
  • From the section Europe