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'Really concerning': Man leaves three-month-old son in hot car in shopping centre car park

A three-month-old baby boy has allegedly been left alone in a warm car at a Perth shopping centre car park for half an hour.

Armadale Police allege a 35-year-old man left the baby in a child seat and one window slightly opened at Armadale Shopping City undercover car park on Jull Street.

At 4:35pm a concerned passerby heard the baby crying and opened the rear door to allow more air into the vehicle, before raising the alarm with police.

A baby in a car seat
Armadale Police allege a 35-year-old man left the baby in a child seat and one window slightly opened at the Armadale Shopping City car park. Source: Getty stock

Police attended and removed the baby who was “hot to the touch” from the vehicle.

The baby was taken to hospital via ambulance where he was examined and released.

“Fortunately, the infant was able to be released to his mother with no health implications; but this is really concerning," Police Commissioner Chris Dawson told 6PR radio on Thursday.

A man from Armadale, believed to be the boy’s father, has been charged with leaving a child unsupervised in a vehicle.

The entrance to Armadale Shopping Centre.
Armadale Police were called to the Armadale Shopping City with reports of a baby left alone in a hot car. Source: Google Maps

Commissioner Dawson said the incident was an important reminder to the community as the weather is expected to heat up next week.

"The baby was hot to touch, but on being examined at the hospital, fortunately, the infant was able to be released to his mother with no health implications; but this is really concerning," he told 6PR radio on Thursday.

"I think this is an important early reminder to people. Do not leave children unattended in cars - they very quickly heat up."

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