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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