Shock over baby-in-car claims

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Police were called to a popular family attraction near Spalding after reports of a baby having been left alone in a car.

Shoppers at a car boot sale outside Spalding Fun Farm in Weston were shocked to see the baby alone inside the car between noon and 2pm yesterday (Wednesday) before they immediately alerted staff and the police.

A woman at the car boot sale, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard all this commotion where these girls were shouting that someone had left a baby in a car and was walking around the car boot sale.

“The girls said they weren’t moving from the car until the parents turned up because if someone had stolen it while the baby was in it, it would be down to the parents.

“The police were there quite a while and I say hats off to the people who reported it.”

A spokesman for Spalding Fun Farm said: “A member of the public saw a child left alone in the back of a vehicle.

“They reported it to staff, the police were alerted and the parents arrived to take the child.”

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We did receive a report of this nature and officers attended.

“The child was safe and well in the care of the mother and there is no further police involvement.”

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