Man to front court over baby left in hot car

A man will face court after allegedly leaving a child in a car on the Central Coast yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the Toukley Aquatic Centre car park, after an unattended child was located in a Peugeot 4WD.

A 13-month-year-old baby boy was allegedly located by a member of the public in the unlocked car, still strapped in a child seat.

When officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District arrived, they saw the front passenger window of the car was left slightly ajar, but  all doors closed and the engine turned off, with no air-conditioning in the prevailing 28 degree conditions.

The child was red and sweating, but was otherwise not injured during the incident.

About 15 minutes later, the child’s father returned to the vehicle after being contacted by police.

Police will allege the child was left unattended in the vehicle for 40 minutes while the man was inside the swimming complex.

A 40-year-old man was charged with leaving a child unsupervised in a vehicle causing emotional distress.

He will front Wyong Local Court on April 24