Woman who 'hid dead baby' to return home

Woman who 'hid dead baby' to return home

Bail conditions for an Irish backpacker accused of concealing the body of her dead baby in Western Australia have been changed to allow her return home.

Lawyers for the 25-year-old woman told a Perth Court on Wednesday morning that there were concerns for her welfare and she needed to be with her family.It is believed she had been travelling through Kimberley with friends without realising she was pregnant.The baby died of natural causes after the woman gave birth in May in the remote outback town of Halls Creek. It is understood that the woman hid the body and didn't tell her friends what had happened for several days.The law requires all births to be reported, however, and when the situation came to light the woman was charged with concealing the birth.ABC News reporter Joanna Menagh said that she probably won't have to return to Australia until the case goes before a judge."The case is due back in October. It is unlikely she will have to appear back in Australia for, if you like, these interim court appearances."She could make arrangements or report to a local police station."

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