Baby found screaming after being left in hot car in UK carpark 3 years ago

Baby found screaming after being left in hot car in UK carpark

A baby was freed from a hot car in a British car park last week as temperatures outside reached 26 degrees.

The infant was heard screaming by passers-by in a carpark outside a Tesco supermarket in Devon in the south-west of England on Thursday.

Eyewitnesses say the baby had been with its grandfather, who parked the car and went into the shop, leaving the baby in the car.

Staff inside were informed that the child had been left unattended and put out an urgent call across the shop looking for the owner.

The man then came back to the car.

Baby found screaming after being left in hot car in UK carpark

"A customer told one of our colleagues that a young child had been left on their own in a parked car at our Newton Abbot store," a spokesperson for Tesco told Devon Live.

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"We put out a call in store for the vehicle’s driver, and they returned to their car.”

The story went viral after a man who spotted the baby took a video of it through the car window to "name and shame" the person who had left it there.

The video was shared to a local Facebook page.

Leaving children and pets unattended in cars for any period of time is unadvisable but can be especially dangerous in hot weather.