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Parents cautioned after leaving child in hot car

The toddler spent around half an hour in the car at a retail park in Staffordshire Credit: ITV News Central

The parents of a one-year-old child have been cautioned after he was left locked in a dangerously high temperatures in Staffordshire.

Police say the toddler was visibly distressed after spending around half an hour in the car at a retail park in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Officers had to force the vehicle open at around six o clock yesterday evening.

A woman, aged 24 and a man aged 28 who were held by police on suspicion of neglect were given a conditional caution for causing harm to a child.

The toddler was taken to hospital where he was treated for dehydration.

Conditions of caution

  • Both parties agree not to commit a further offence
  • To pay an undisclosed fine
  • To co-operate and engage fully with family services

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