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.
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.
“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.”