Parents leave baby son in car to attend concert

Caroline Bishop
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Parents leave baby son in car to attend concert
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A young couple left their one-year-old baby boy alone in their car on Sunday so they could go to a concert, media reported on Tuesday.


City police in Winterthur, in the canton of Zurich, were alerted at around 8pm on Sunday to the presence of a baby boy in a car stationed in an underground carpark.

The locked car’s windows were closed but the sunroof partially open, police said in a statement.

Police released the unharmed baby from the car around an hour after he was left.

A complaint has been filed against the parents, a 34-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, who said they left their baby son in the car because he had finally fallen asleep, according to police.

The incident comes just a month after the tragic case of a young girl left by her mother in a car in a campsite near Lugano, in the canton of Ticino, during the July heatwave.

The five-year-old Swiss-German girl died from overheating, an autopsy confirmed.


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