A GERMAN father has been arrested in southern Spain after for leaving his nine-month-old baby in the back of the car while he went to the supermarket.
The tourist parked outside a supermarket in Sant Joan d’Alacant in Alicante, but only took his three-year-old son with him, leaving the baby in the back seat.
Concerned passersby flagged down a Civil Guard patrol car at the beach resort in Alicante.
The officers smashed a window to reach the baby but were unable to wake it up so called an ambulance.
The unnamed 33-year-old father returned from the supermarket to find police surrounding the car and his infant child about to be taken to hospital.
The man was arrested and is now facing a charge of child negligence.
He was reportedly on holiday at a nearby campsite with his wife and three children.
The child was treated at the scene and showed no signs of ill health