POLICE CLARIFY EVENTS OF TODDLER FOUND ON STREET

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The police have sought to clarify an incident in which a toddler who was found on a busy thoroughfare was handed over to a police team

Having taken note of the conversations surrounding a video that was posted on social media depicting, the Police say they wish to clarify that the child is presently in the safe custody of the parents.

Shortly after the events of the video, the child’s father was located. Enquiries were made into the circumstances that led to the child being on the road, and the police were satisfied that no intentional harm or neglect was meant to the child.

The parents were referred to the relevant state agencies for advice and the matter was brought to a close.

The Police say no criminal investigation is being pursued at this time, however the necessary follow-up is being done through the Community Safety and Security Branch to support the family.