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Man and woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect

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A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a young boy walked into a country pub on his own on March 19.

It happened at the King's Head in Birdwood, near Huntley, Gloucestershire, at about 9pm, and police were alerted.

One witness said there was a heavy police presence in the village for much of the night after the youngster turned up.

A Gloucestershire police spokesman said: "We were called at just after 9pm last night after a young child wandered into a pub in Birdwood.

"Officers attended and then visited the family home.

"A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and remain in custody this morning.

"The child was taken into protective custody while inquiries continue."

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