A TODDLER was reportedly found locked in a dark room with only a bowl of water – as a man and woman were held for child neglect.
Locals claim cops were called to Bolton Road, Manchester, after the tot was found in the “cell” yesterday morning.
A man, 32, and a woman, 30, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect.
The child is understood to be unhurt, and was released to Salford council’s children’s services team after a hospital examination.
An officer stood guard outside the taped-up house for most of yesterday.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Police were called shortly after 10.40am on Thursday, October 3 following a report of an unaccompanied child at an address on Bolton Road.
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“Officers attended and a man aged 32 and a woman aged 30 were arrested on suspicion of child neglect at the scene a short time later.
“They have been released under investigation.
“The child was uninjured and is in the care of children’s services. Enquiries are ongoing.”
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