Derby

Man summonsed over child left in car in Clay Cross

Market Street, Clay Cross
Image caption The toddler had been spotted inside a car parked in Market Street in Clay Cross

A 46-year-old man has been reported for summons for cruelty and neglect of a child after a toddler was rescued from a locked car in Derbyshire.

An officer broke the window of the car, parked on Market Street in Clay Cross and took the 18-month-old girl into a nearby community centre on Friday.

Derbyshire Police said the child was distressed and taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital as a precaution.

The man is expected to be charged when he appears before magistrates.

The toddler was released from hospital "with no issues" and was in the care of a relative.

A police spokeswoman added that social services were involved.

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