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British toddler 'abandoned' in Portugal

A two-year-old British girl was found abandoned near a busy road in Portugal as her parents were reportedly drunk in a nearby cafe.

Police has said an investigation has been launched after the child was found alone in her buggy in the village of Carcavelos near the capital Lisbon.

The girl's parents are said to be English teachers living in Portugal. They were found 100 metres away from where the girl was discovered. On a statement on its website, the Policia Seguranca Publica said the couple were in an advanced state of intoxication.

The parents, believed to be in their forties, came to the police station the following morning to inquire about their daughter after they were reportedly unable to speak properly the evening before.

The girl remains in care and an investigation is underway.