Mum to face court after she allegedly left four young children in a locked car during yesterday’s extreme heat in Sydney.

The four children, aged nine, eight, seven and six, were allegedly left in a car parked outside an office supplies store on Canterbury Road in Bankstown around 3pm yesterday, reports 9 news.

Police were called to the scene after receiving reports of concerns for the welfare of the children, but the woman had driven the vehicle away before they arrived.

The 44-year-old woman later visited Bankstown Police Station where she co-operated with police inquiries.

She was issued a court notice for leaving children in a vehicle causing emotional distress.

Police issued the following reminders for parents and carers about the risks of leaving children in cars:

– On a typical summer day, the temperature inside a car (even with the windows rolled down a little) can quickly rise above 50 to 60 degrees.

– Even on a relatively mild day, the temperature inside a car can get above 40 degrees.

– At those temperatures, children are at great risk for heat stroke, which can lead to a high fever, dehydration, seizures, stroke and death.

– Anyone who sees a child left unattended in a vehicle is urged to contact Triple Zero immediately and help make sure the child gets out as soon as possible.

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  • 4 kids !! Can’t be an accident ! This mother needs to be charged.


  • There is so much advertising on TV and Radio WHY don’t these people ever learn.I believe there should be a punishment for them


  • Why do some adults never learn?? There has been enough warnings Australia wide to not leave children…..or animals alone in vehicles. Even on cold days a car can heat up quickly with the sun penetrating the glass even though it is tinted..


  • A baby or small toddler can drown in about an inch (imperial measurement) of water if they fall face down. They can swallow or inhale water. Even if your child responds to CPR your child should still be rushed to hospital by ambulance. There is also risk of secondary drowning after water goes into their lungs which may not be noticable immediately.


  • Oh my god! What was she thinking!? I saw 2 dogs in a car in a car park yesterday and that enraged me no end. Lucky the people came back to the car within minutes of me seeing them. I did tell them what I thought too


  • Im stunned that the message is just not getting through.
    I guess people think the rules apply to everyone else but them.


  • when will people bloody learn, this makes me so angry!


  • Sad that I am not surprised that this is still happening. Obviously awareness isn’t working because it’s still happening so maybe it’s time to impose harsher penalties…


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