The paper reports that two other people stopped and called the mother, telling her to come outside. Someone snapped the photo which made it’s way to the paper. But the police haven’t launched an investigation because no complaint had been made and no one has talked to the police about the incident.
It is illegal in New Zealand to leave a child under 14 years old alone for an unreasonable time or in unreasonable conditions. But I don’t understand a complaint needing to be made to launch an investigation. Isn’t the photo enough?
Photo credit: New Zealand Herald
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