A couple have been let off with ‘strong words’ after they left a newborn baby alone in a car while they shopped.
A concerned member of public rang police after spotting the helpless child without any adults nearby, outside a store in Middlesborough.
The parents were shopping in B&M and failed to go back to the car even after a worker made an store announcement during the incident on Thursday at around 1.40pm.
Police confirmed that it was a total of 11 minutes from the time they were rang to when the baby was reunited with the parents.
The new born baby was found left alone inside a car as the parents shopped in B&M in Middlesborough
By the time officers arrived, a member of the public had managed to open the vehicle to check the child’s welfare.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said the baby’s parents were located shortly afterwards and were given ‘strong words of advice’ about leaving their child unattended in a car.