Woman charged over child wandering on Norwich ring road

A 39-year-old woman has been charged with child neglect after a toddler was found wandering along part of Norwich ring road.

Police were called to Barrett Road on Sunday morning after a reported sighting of a two-year-old boy.

Powers of protection have been applied in relation to four children, including the two-year-old.

The woman will appear before Norwich magistrates on 19 July charged with child neglect.

Det Con Pat Thompson said: "We are still very keen to trace the driver of the light coloured people carrier seen travelling along Barrett Road towards Mansfield Lane at the time of the incident.

"We understand the male driver was forced to take avoiding action, narrowly missing the child.

"The driver and female passenger stopped at the scene but left before officers arrived.

"We are keen to trace the couple who we believe could hold important information which would assist the investigation."

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