Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Childminder Arrested on Suspicion of Neglect

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Childminder Arrested on Suspicion of Neglect

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A CHILDMINDER has been arrested after a toddler was allegedly found 'strapped in a pushchair and locked in a dark garage for more than an hour.' .

It is understood concerned neighbours called police after hearing the two-year-old girl crying.

The child's mother claims her daughter was left 'traumatised' following the alleged incident in Salford last Tuesday.

She said: "I got a taxi straight there and there were police cars all over the street. Police told me neighbours said she had been crying in the garage for well over an hour.

"She was absolutely traumatised. "She's scared of the dark anyway, so to think what must have been going through her mind while she was in there is just heartbreaking.

"I was absolutely distraught.

"It's really affected her. She is waking up in the night now and when she sees it's dark she gets really upset. …

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