A woman who allegedly left a three-month-old baby alone for hours has been charged with child abandonment.

Police were called about 11.30am on Wednesday by Sheriff’s Officers who found the baby girl inside a unit on Fisher Street, Cabramatta, in Sydney’s west shares Daily mail.

No one else was home at the time and a 28-year-old woman was arrested after returning to the apartment around 1pm.

The woman arrested was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with abandonment of a child under seven by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

Police will allege in court that the woman left the baby unattended for several hours.

The newborn was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and a notification for a child at risk was made.

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  • Such a sad story for mum and bub.


  • I don’t understand what goes through people’s minds to think that this is ok


  • My MCHN got cranky when I left my week old baby in the loungeroom asleep while I did dishes in the next room. What on earth was this woman thinking? Leaving a baby alone is not ok.


  • Let’s just hope this was the best outcome.


  • And now the mum lost her child who was placed into foster care;
    the child will grow up with issues of rejection and abandonment
    and the mum with issues of guilt and loss and shame.


  • Poor baby. Hope the baby is ok.


  • Gosh how sad for this child. Probably would’ve been so scared


  • This gives me anxiety reading it


  • That’s very sad. It doesn’t bode well for the future.


  • I can’t imagine why anyone would leave a 3 month old alone??


  • The child is listed as at risk? Shouldn’t better accommodation be made for the baby? If she’s done it before she could do it again! And how is this alleged? They found the baby home alone, they waited for the mother to return. The only way the mother could have allegedly left the baby at home alone would be if she had in fact left the baby with a sitter who abandoned the baby at home!


  • And what if something had happened to the child while she was away? She would have never forgiven herself. I’m glad somebody alerted the authorities.


  • ( wonder why the Sheriff’s officers went there. I thought they only went to houses of people who owed somebody a lot of money or hadn’t paid their rent or mortgage, hadn’t moved out as instructed and they were going to evict the family.


  • Hmm seems to me that perhaps there’s more to this. Glad the baby is ok. Hope the mum is too. I personally couldn’t leave my child. Hope the mum and baby get the help they need.


  • I could never do that. I wonder what she was doing?


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