Hamilton police are still considering laying charges against a man after two young children were left in a hot car. They are also seeking a woman who helped with first aid.
The grandfather, understood to be 59 years old, left the two children in the car at The Base Shopping Centre on Sunday as he went inside to get takeaways.
Concerned members of the public saw the children in the car and were able to unlock the car because one of the windows had been left partially down and removed them from the car.
The children were “very hot”, police said at the time.
Detective Sergeant Terri Wilson of the Hamilton City Child Protection Team today said they had spoken to witnesses and were now searching for a woman who first helped the pre-schoolers.
“Police are calling for a female who rendered first aid by applying wet towels and ice to one of the children removed from the vehicle.”
Detectives were now in the process of obtaining and reviewing CCTV footage from The Base carpark area where the children were found.
“Police would like to hear from any further witnesses who may have seen the children inside the gold-coloured Toyota vehicle on the afternoon of the 28th of January 2018.
“Charges have not been laid yet. However, this will be considered.”