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Toronto police have charged a 36-year-old woman with attempted murder in the stabbing of her newborn child.

Officers were called to a home in the city’s North York neighbourhood on Wednesday, where they say they found both the woman and her child with stab wounds.

The child, who is less than a month old, was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the baby remains in hospital in critical but stable condition.

They say the child’s mother appeared before a magistrate on Thursday and was remanded in custody ahead of her next court appearance.

Police are not releasing further details in an effort to protect the victim’s identity.

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