Negligence: mother locks baby in car

2009-12-21 00:00

A MOTHER who allegedly left her two-year-old son in her car in scorching heat in Bloemfontein while she went to buy “chocolates and cigarettes”, is a nurse at a private hospital in the city.

A complaint of child neglect is being investigated against her, while the incident will also be reported to Social Services.

The police are urgently looking for a witness who stated at the scene that the mother was gone for at least half an hour while the little boy was apparently locked in the car.

None of the car’s windows was open, while the temperature in an adjacent car showed that it was 35°C.

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