The information was provided to Lusa by a judicial source.

A group of lawyers presented this week at the court a request for the immediate release of the young woman, for considering preventive detention illegal.

The mother, a 22-year-old homeless girl who abandoned her newborn in a rubbish bin in Lisbon, was arrested by the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) police force and is in pre-trial detention, charged with attempted murder.

According to PJ, the newborn's mother acted alone and never revealed the pregnancy to anyone, living in a very precarious situation on the public road.