Mom arrested as son, 3, found alone in kiddies mas

The T&T Po­lice Ser­vice is tak­ing a very se­ri­ous ap­proach to the safe­ty of chil­dren this Car­ni­val sea­son.

They gave the first ex­am­ple of this on Fri­day night when they ar­rest­ed a 27-year-old woman who al­leged­ly aban­doned her three-year-old son dur­ing Kid­dies Car­ni­val ac­tiv­i­ties in Siparia.

Siparia po­lice al­lege that they were on mo­bile pa­trol around 7.15 pm when they saw the child in the mid­dle of the road­way cry­ing.

The of­fi­cers ap­proached the child and asked him his name, his par­ents’ names and his ad­dress but he could not pro­vide this in­for­ma­tion.

The of­fi­cers then south the help of peo­ple who were near­by in an at­tempt to lo­cate the child’s par­ent but this too was un­suc­cess­ful.

The of­fi­cers then took the boy to the Siparia sta­tion.

Half an hour lat­er, a woman went in­to the sta­tion and iden­ti­fied the child as be­ing her son. How­ev­er, she claimed she left him in the care of his grand­moth­er for five min­utes.

Of­fi­cers told the woman of the cir­cum­stances un­der which the child was found and of the of­fence of ex­pos­ing a child to dan­ger.

She was then ar­rest­ed, charged and the boy sub­se­quent­ly hand­ed over to his fa­ther.