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New Year’s grief for toddler

PUBLISHED: January 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm  •  LAST EDITED: January 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Andalucia, Lead2, Malaga  •  13 Comments

New Year’s grief for toddler

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AN expat has been arrested after leaving her three-year-old daughter alone in her Fuengirola apartment on New Year’s Eve to go drinking in a nearby bar.

Neighbours of the woman, believed to be from Paraguay, called the police when they heard the little girl crying uncontrollably on the apartment’s terrace.

When they could not get an answer after repeatedly ringing the apartment’s front door, the police broke in and found the child alone.

The mother arrived home soon after and told the police that she had merely gone to the local bar for a quick drink with a friend after she had checked that her daughter was asleep.

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January 11th, 2014 12:04 am

My heart filled with horror when I read this, no child should be left alone at anytime, asleep or not..


January 11th, 2014 9:38 am

Pamela. Quite so. But what if the parents are doctors ?


January 11th, 2014 10:10 am

It’s OK if they are Doctors – The Rooster


January 11th, 2014 2:40 pm

Perhaps the mother should have left the doors unlocked – save the police having to break in!


January 11th, 2014 2:49 pm

bb – I understand that is the correct procedure. It is also important to give several versions of your actions.


January 11th, 2014 3:55 pm

Obfuscation is the key….


January 11th, 2014 11:34 pm

Why was this woman arrested for leaving her child alone but the McCann’s weren’t? Shocking that some people think it’s ok to leave kiddies alone!


January 11th, 2014 11:56 pm

How long will it be before someone – like her for example – cites the “McCann defence”. They did it, their child is missing, presumed dead, and they have never been prosecuted, nor so far as we can see, even adequately investigated. So why pick on anyone else, particularly since her child seems to have been OK.


January 12th, 2014 2:20 am

Has she set up a private limited company (instead of a charity) and asked for donations towards her legal fees? She could afford the best lawyers and to smear all those who ask why she went out drinking and left her child. Are the police 3rd world, bungling and only concerned about harming tourism because they stated she was guilty? Tsk. They can be such haters.


January 12th, 2014 10:25 am

Anyone want to take bets on how long it will be before all these comments are “whooshed” into oblivion?


January 13th, 2014 12:10 pm

szcz – It is very brave of OP to leave them for so long. Unless Carter-Ruck have given up.


January 13th, 2014 4:21 pm

I would imagine there’s not that much money left in the pot now? I know they keep themselves in the forefront of people’s lives with their faces in the media but especially since Crimewatch, would people really have bothered donating? More and more people are waking up to the alternative theories. It will only be a matter of time before the fund runs dry. I understand the libel trial is costing them a fortune. As for CR and the pro bono work, I suspect that may have been right at the beginning for maybe one or two aspects but not the other dozens of lawsuits that have since been initiated.


January 14th, 2014 10:10 am

As I predicted, a lawyer just has used the McCann defence, and got it through !
“Lawyer Gareth Morgan begged magistrates not to send the 44-year-old to prison.
She had admitted leaving her five-year-old, who has Asperger’s syndrome, on his own at home.
He claimed the defendant was less neglectful than Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine vanished in Portugal in 2007.
Mr Morgan said: “The McCanns were guilty of child neglect for leaving their little girl much longer than my client. They were never prosecuted for it.”
Daily Star today, 14/1/14

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