Carer allegedly locked 3yo child in car overnight while she attended club

A woman will front court in Sydney today, accused of locking a three year old child in the car overnight.

Officers were called to attend a car near the Bankstown Sports Club around 1.00am this morning, following reports a child was locked in a vehicle.

Police arrived to find a distressed three year old girl locked in an unregistered Ford SUV.


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The female carer was found inside the sports club, and the child was released from the vehicle.

She luckily did not sustain any injuries.

The 32-year-old woman from Canberra was immediately arrested and taken to the Bankstown Police Station.

She’s since been charged with leaving a child in a motor vehicle causing emotional distress, as well as the unregistered and uninsured use of a motor vehicle.

Police say an outstanding 2015 warrant for a domestic related wounding offence was also executed.

The matter has been reported to Family & Community Services.

Police are urging parents and careers not to leave their children alone in the car, due to the risk of them being abducted.

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