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23rd Oct 2023

Man charged after infant girl was left alone in car for 10 hours

The infant was left in a car in Dublin for around 10 hours.

A man has been charged after an infant was left alone in a car for 10 hours on Saturday, October 21st.

Gardaí confirmed he was arrested after the infant’s father turned himself into Gardaí in the early hours of the morning.

According to DublinLive, the dad entered Clondalkin Garda Station at 2 a.m. and admitted he didn’t know where his child was.

He explained to Gardaí that he took his little girl to Coolock at around 6 pm, but was now unsure of where his car was.

DublinLive reports: “He took her with him to Coolock, he said at about 6 pm. The next thing is he goes to Clondalkin at 2 a.m. and says he doesn’t know where his car, or his daughter, is.”

Gardaí from multiple stations across Dublin launched a search operation to find the infant.

Gardaí managed to trace his mobile phone to Mulhuddart.

They searched the area and finally found the car in Littlepace, near Clonee. The young child was found in the car shortly after 4 a.m.

Gardaí confirmed she was safe and well, but she was left alone for around 10 hours.

She was taken to hospital following the incident, but it is not believed she was injured.

The child’s father is expected to appear before Dublin District Court this week.