A man is facing child abandonment charges for leaving a 14-month-old child in a locked vehicle with the windows rolled up.
Police were called to the parking lot of White Oaks Mall at 4 p.m. on Saturday (May 31). When they arrived, they found the child locked inside the vehicle. After breaking a window of the vehicle, the child was retrieved and brought to London Health Sciences Centre suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.
One adult male is charged with child abandonment.
Police would like to remind the public to never leave a child unattended and to refrain from leaving children and pets in vehicles. Any member who observes someone in distress is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or 911.