Toddler reunited with parents after being found crying on Sydney street

UPDATE @ 9.30am: The parents of a toddler who was found crying on a Sydney street in the middle of the night have been reunited with the child.

The young boy, believed to be aged 2 or 3, was discovered by a neighbour who heard crying noises outside their Merrylands West home around 2.30am.

The child was taken to Merrylands Police Station where he was reunited with his parents this morning.


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EARLIER @ 9.00am: Police are on the hunt for the parents of a toddler who was found distressed and crying on a suburban Sydney street in the early hours of this morning.

The child, believed to be aged about 2 or 3-years-old, was discovered by a neighbour who heard crying noises outside their Merrylands West home around 2.30am.

The concerned resident phoned police and the young boy was taken to Merrylands Police Station where he is currently being cared for by officers. Other Government agencies have also been informed.

Police searched surrounding streets but were unable to locate the parents of the child.

The youngster is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance with black hair which is quite long at the front and brown eyes.

He was wearing a white singlet, a blue and black fleece jumper with a panda bear motif, grey track pants which were rolled up just below his knees and white, grey and blue socks.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Merrylands Police Station on (02) 9897 4899 or Crime Stoppers.

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