Children abandoned for days as mother attends birthday party

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Four children were on Tuesday taken to the Suddie Public Hospital in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) for thorough medical examinations after their mother left them unattended to go to a birthday party on the West Coast of Demerara.

After the medical examination, the children were placed into the custody of the Childcare and Protection Agency (C&PA), which has since launched an investigation into the incident.

Reports are that on November 8, 2016, Commander of Police ‘G’ Division (Essequibo Coast/Essequibo Islands) Khali Parashram received information at about 19:00hrs about the children being neglected and abandoned by their mother.

neglectActing on information, a Sergeant and ranks attached to the Division visited the home of the 40-year-old woman at Dry Shore Village. The ranks found the four children ages 13, seven, five and three in the home. The mother was expected to return home on Monday but reportedly did not. Residents, having observed what was taking place, provided meals for the children and called the Police.

When contacted, an officer of the C&PA noted that she is assisting with the investigation. (Indrawattie Natram)

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