Father charged after leaving 2yo boy in car

A man will appear in court next month after allegedly leaving a child in a car while going for a job interview yesterday at Bella Vista.

About 10.45am (Wednesday 15 July 2015), the 35-year-old man parked his vehicle at a public car park on Lexington Drive.

Police will allege the man left his two-year-old son in the parked vehicle, to attend a job interview nearby.


A short time later a witness contacted police when they observed the child in the vehicle. The child was assisted out of the vehicle, uninjured.

About 11.45am, the man returned to the vehicle, where he was spoken to by officers attached to The Hills Local Area Command.

He was arrested at the scene and taken to Castle Hill Police Station, where he was charged with leave child/young person in motor vehicle causing emotional distress.

The man has been granted bail, to appear at Parramatta Local Court on 5 August 2015.

Police remind members of the public that it is unsafe in any circumstance to leave a child unattended in a vehicle.