Two-year-old found at 5am on Falmouth street alone except for pet dog

Falmouth Packet: The toddler was spotted by a bread delivery driver near Falmouth Sainsbury's store The toddler was spotted by a bread delivery driver near Falmouth Sainsbury's store

A pre-school toddler was reunited with his family after being found wandering the streets in Falmouth with his pet dog early on Saturday morning.

A bread delivery man alerted staff at Sainsbury’s after finding the boy, thought to be two, but no older than three and dressed in pyjamas, near the store at around 5.30am on Saturday. There were no adults nearby, only a dog believed to be the boy’s family pet.

The delivery driver took the boy and his dog to the supermarket and left him in the safe hands of staff working the overnight shift. Being so young, the child was unable to tell staff his name or where he lives.

The staff member directly involved said: “It was a bit of a shock to see this little boy. I made sure he was OK and then called the police.”

The police confirmed that the toddler had been found out alone, but said officers had “no initial concerns” about the incident and that the child had been reunited with his family just before 6am. A spokesman added: “The little boy has a habit of wandering, he has done so before.

“From our point of view, we have submitted a referral, a multi-agency referral, in case there are any issues,” but he stressed officers were happy that there are no real causes for concern.

“It’s not common, but it isn’t unusual,” he said. “We do get children that do want to explore the world. He is all safe and well. Staff did the right thing.”

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10:40am Fri 6 Jun 14

bedoboy_sa says...

The dog is a true hero in this case, probably knew shouldn't have been alone and protected the child......the parents are definitely NOT!, and it's happened before....shame on them!
The dog is a true hero in this case, probably knew shouldn't have been alone and protected the child......the parents are definitely NOT!, and it's happened before....shame on them! bedoboy_sa
  • Score: 24

5:50pm Fri 6 Jun 14

countessduckula says...

bedoboy_sa wrote:
The dog is a true hero in this case, probably knew shouldn't have been alone and protected the child......the parents are definitely NOT!, and it's happened before....shame on them!
If you read the article properly before judging the police spokesman said incidents of this kind have happened before with other children, not with
this particular child. Some children are like houdini for getting out. Unfortunately I know of a similar case where the child died on a main road, so please just be thankful he got home safe and well.
[quote][p][bold]bedoboy_sa[/bold] wrote: The dog is a true hero in this case, probably knew shouldn't have been alone and protected the child......the parents are definitely NOT!, and it's happened before....shame on them![/p][/quote]If you read the article properly before judging the police spokesman said incidents of this kind have happened before with other children, not with this particular child. Some children are like houdini for getting out. Unfortunately I know of a similar case where the child died on a main road, so please just be thankful he got home safe and well. countessduckula
  • Score: -21

8:10pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

I think its you that needs to read the article properly countessduckula, it clearly states "The little boy has a habit of wandering, he has done so before"
Don't see anywhere where bedoboy mentions the police spokesman either.
I think its you that needs to read the article properly countessduckula, it clearly states "The little boy has a habit of wandering, he has done so before" Don't see anywhere where bedoboy mentions the police spokesman either. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 21

8:51am Sat 7 Jun 14

bedoboy_sa says...

Maybe you know the parents Countess mmmm, obviously not the average joe parent as would have had the child taken away by now and parents hung, drawn and quartered etc, etc.
Maybe you know the parents Countess mmmm, obviously not the average joe parent as would have had the child taken away by now and parents hung, drawn and quartered etc, etc. bedoboy_sa
  • Score: 11

10:42am Mon 9 Jun 14

meerkats says...

countessduckula, the article clearly states that the child has a habit of wandering, so surely its up to the Parents to make sure there is absolutely no way that he can get out ,a happy ending this time and as bedoboy- sa has already said the dog is the hero.
countessduckula, the article clearly states that the child has a habit of wandering, so surely its up to the Parents to make sure there is absolutely no way that he can get out ,a happy ending this time and as bedoboy- sa has already said the dog is the hero. meerkats
  • Score: 9

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