A woman has been dumped by her husband after they spent 20 years trying to have a baby, when she finally became pregnant as a pensioner aged 60.

The husband changed his mind when he heard the baby screaming in the maternity ward – and told his wife that he was too old to put up with the crying.

Serif Nokic, 68, decided to leave her on the day the baby arrived in Novi Pazar, in western Serbia’s Raska District. He told his partner, Atifa Ljajic, that newborn daughter Alina would keep him up at night with her crying.

When asked about abandoning new mum Atifa, Serif said: ‘She got what she wanted, now she is happy.’

Little Alina will not even have his last name as he refused to have her registered as his daughter.

The couple are thought to have used an anonymous sperm donor.

Atifa Ljajic (left) and her partner Serif Nokic have spent 20 years trying to conceive 

Serif claims that living with a baby at his age would be too damaging to his health. Atifa also has health problems, including high blood pressure, but says she is ready to raise her daughter alone.

Serif said: ‘Above all, I am a sick man, I am 68, I am a diabetic and I have a weak heart. ‘It is not easy not to sleep all night and to hear a baby’s cry.’

Atifa was considered a high-risk pregnancy and was in hospital for the three months leading up to giving birth.

Serif claimed that living with a baby at his age would be bad for his health