Couple arrested after mechanic finds toddler naked in car boot

A mother and her partner have been arrested in France after a toddler was found in the boot of a car by a mechanic.

The girl, believed to be aged between 15 and 20 months, was found dehydrated, soiled and naked after the mother took her car to a garage in the south west of France.

The child is said to be suffering from a lack of mental development and is unable to lift her head.

The couple's other three children, who appear to have been cared for normally, have all been taken into care.

The partner of the child's mother claims he knew nothing about the girl, saying that she was hidden since birth.

Whether the baby lived in the car all of her life or not in unclear.

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