Hawkesbury Local Area Command
Woman Charged With Leaving Child Unsupervised In Car – McGraths Hill
A woman has been charged with leaving her toddler unsupervised in a car in Sydney’s West yesterday.
About 11 am a mother allegedly left her 18-month-old son unattended in a four-wheel-drive.
A member of the public noticed the child in the back of the vehicle in an open air car park at a shopping complex on Windsor Road, McGraths Hills. The windows were wound up.
The man then went into an electrical goods shop and the car’s registration details were broadcast over the public address system, with no-one coming forward.
He and another member of the public then went back to the vehicle. At this stage the child was screaming and appeared to be distressed.
The two men then smashed a window of the car and the child was taken to a pharmacy, where he was given water to cool down.
The child was in the car for about 20 minutes.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and the child’s mother, a 34-year-old Richmond woman, was located. It is understood she had been shopping inside the complex.
The infant was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
Following inquiries, the woman this afternoon attended Windsor Police Station where she has been charged with leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle.
The woman has been granted bail and is due to appear at Windsor Local Court on 27 January 2010.