Woman cautioned by police after young child was left alone on Halloween

A woman has been cautioned by police after a report a young child had been left alone at a Wearside house on Halloween night.

Monday, 4th November 2019, 12:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 5:42 pm

Northumbria Police was called to an address in Washington when a neighbour raised the alarm.

The child was handed to a relation.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 8pm on Thursday night, October 31, police received a report of concern for a child at an address in the Glebe area.

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The woman was arrested on suspicion of child neglect

“A neighbour had reported that a young child was seen crying at the window of the address and no adult was present.

“An investigation was carried out and a 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

“She was handed a conditional caution.”