The baby was found in the cathedral porch
A Nottinghamshire couple have admitted abducting a baby who was found abandoned in a cathedral in the Irish Republic.
Andrew Warriner, 24, and wife Georgina, 21, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, took the child from his home on 21 January.
The 10-month old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow 24 hours later.
The pair will be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court at a later date.
Judge Tony Mitchell remanded them into custody.
Couple heard crying
He described the case as "a very serious matter".
The baby was found with a note, which had his name and date of birth on, pinned to his buggy.
A woman praying at the cathedral heard a couple crying, but when she approached them they fled.
The baby was taken into temporary care by social services in Carlow before being returned home.
The Warriners were arrested at a hotel in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, North Wales, the following day.
Nottinghamshire couple admit abducting baby