Monday 29 December 2014

Boy (2) found wandering on main road in middle of night

Barry Duggan

Published 20/03/2014 | 02:30

The infant was taken to Henry Street garda station
The infant was taken to Henry Street garda station

A TWO-YEAR-OLD baby boy was found wandering down the main Limerick to Dublin road at 2am. The child was more than a mile from his home where his parents were fast asleep.

Without their knowledge, the little boy had managed to get out of his cot, walked downstairs and strolled out the front door of the family home in the Garryowen area of the city.

The toddler then decided to begin walking along St Patrick's Road before turning on to the main Limerick-Dublin road

A passing motorist saw the child, stopped their car and immediately alerted gardai.

The infant was taken to Henry Street garda station where officers kept him warm with blankets and entertained the child. As gardai desperately attempted to establish who his parents were, the child appeared nonplussed and none the worse for the night-time affair.

Gda Sean O'Regan and his colleague Orlaith Ryan – both of Henry Street garda station – immediately began making enquiries as to where the child's home was.

The toddler left only one clue as to where he had escaped from.

An open front door to his family home was discovered by gardai in the St Patrick's Road area at 4am.

The parents were awoken by the gardai and found out to their relief what had occurred.

The little boy was returned to his parents and soon returned to his slumber, while the parents moved to ensure the front door was bolted shut in future.

Irish Independent

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