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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Mother leaves baby in car with note saying she is shopping

Chris Irvine

Published 25/03/2013|15:27

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The baby was left locked in a car outside the Porirua Pak'nSave in Wellington

A MOTHER in New Zealand left her newborn baby in the car with a note saying she was shopping and to call her if the infant needed anything.

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The baby was spotted in the car park at Porirua Pak'nSave in Wellington, New Zealand, around 9am on Saturday, according to reports.

One passer-by told The New Zealand Herald: "[The note] was written from the baby's perspective, and it said 'My mum's in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything', and it had the cellphone number.

"We waited there fore a little bit, wondering if the mum was just going to be two seconds and come back. And my wife said, 'I'm not going in without someone being here with the baby'."

Other witnesses called the number on the note.

Eventually another two passers-by waited by the car, with one of them phoning the mother and telling her to come outside.

"We had gone in [to Pak'nSave] before the mother had come out because we had a baby ourselves that was in a hurry."

"We don't know who the people are, we don't know the phone number, we don't know where to start," said police spokesman Annie Coughlan.

"We would launch an investigation if we could but at this stage no one's come forward."

Telegraph.co.uk

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