Baby found locked in car outside Ikea

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Baby found locked in car outside Ikea

A small child was found inside a car on Sunday afternoon, with an Ikea employee choosing to break in a window to get the baby to safety.


The one-year-old child had been left inside a car in the Valbo shopping centre near Gävle, eastern Sweden. It was alone for an estimated forty minutes, reported the Arbetarbladet newspaper
Passersby noticed the infant in the car and alerted employees at a nearby Ikea, who sent a message over the loudspeaker - but to no avail. They then contacted police and an ambulance.
Eventually, an Ikea security guard broke through the window, and medics who arrived soon after gave the baby liquids.
The mother, who showed up shortly after the window was broken, is now suspected of reckless endangerment (framkallande av fara för annan), and social services have been contacted.


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