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Babies left in car, Smithfield


Despite the cool weather, local police and medical professionals are urging motorists to plan outings with children and never be tempted to leave them in the car for just five minutes.

On September 3, Smithfield police were called to a shopping centre car park at Smithfield after it’s alleged that a 30-year-old man left two babies unattended in a parked vehicle.

Police allege a witness heard the children screaming from inside the locked car and thankfully found a partially opened window which allowed him to open the car door whilst he waited for police.

The two babies were allegedly left in the vehicle for more than 10 minutes in 26 degree heat.

The man has been charged with one count of leaving a child under 12 unattended and is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on December 8.