Kids left in car at shopping centre

POLICE are reminding parents they must not leave kids or pets unattended in parked cars after two young children were left in a car by their mother in Lismore yesterday.

At 2.45pm yesterday police were called to a carpark at Lismore Shopping Square after a witness reported seeing two small children left in a car.

Police said the children, aged 3 and 1 had been left in the car while their mother went into the shops.

When officers attended they found that the cars doors were unlocked, so they let the children out of the car.

Although the car was parked in the shade, the temperature reached 32 degrees yesterday and police said inside the car it was much hotter.

When the mother of the two children returned to the car she was greeted by police and a group of people shaking their heads.

The Japanese woman was warned by officers about the risks of leaving children unattended in cars.

Police would like to thank the concerned witnesses who alerted police.

The issue obviously ruffled the feathers of some Northern Rivers residents as since police posted the story on the Richmond LAC Facebook page at 6.52am, 12 people have commented on the post.

Several posts discuss the fact that leaving children unattended in cars should be an offence people can be fined for.

Another post praised police for their assistance while some vented their anger by writing how disgusted they were at hearing about the incident.



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