A young child was found inside a car that slammed into a tree at Kingscliff.
Police responded to reports of a stolen car yesterday, only to discover the wreckage and a three year old girl in the back seat.
She was uninjured and still strapped in her car seat.
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There was no sign of the driver, but a man in his forties believed to be the child’s father was arrested nearby.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.
Investigations are still continuing.