Father-of-two behind bars after he allegedly left his young son in a sweltering car while he went to the pub!
In a shocking twist he also left another child home alone while he drank at a pub in Sydney’s south-west.
Police were called to the Hume Highway in Yagoona about 3.40pm yesterday after members of the public reported seeing the three-year-old in distress.
Officers were forced to break into the 41-year-old man’s car to rescue the boy, who needed to be treated for mild dehydration.
The boy’s father was found at the nearby Hume Hotel and arrested.
The man was charged with neglecting a child in his care and leaving a child inside a car, causing distress.
He was refused bail and will front court next week.
When the boy’s mother arrived to pick up her son, it was discovered the man had also left his two-year-old son alone at his Yagoona home.
The man was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with leaving a child in a motor vehicle causing distress, neglecting a child in his care and resisting arrest.
Temperatures in Sydney reached over 35 degrees in some areas.
UPDATE 11 October
The 41-year-old man was fined $1300 at the Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to neglecting a child in his care, leaving a child in a vehicle causing emotional distress and resisting arrest.
In another case a mother who allegedly left her young daughter sitting alone in a car for close to an hour while she went shopping has been charged.
It’s alleged the woman, 39, left the 15-month-old girl unsupervised in the Hurstville Central car park on Sunday.
Other shoppers walking through the car park called police after noticing the toddler sitting unattended, with paramedics arriving to free the distressed youngster close to an hour after the woman had allegedly left her.
When the woman arrived back at her car she was arrested by police and taken back to St George Police Station.
She was charged with leaving a child in a vehicle and causing emotional distress and the Department of Family and Community Services were notified.
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