Derbyshire man to face child cruelty charges after toddler rescued from car

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A man has been summoned to appear in court after a toddler was rescued from a locked car.

A police officer broke the window of the car, parked in Market Street, Clay Cross and took the 18-month-old girl into a nearby community centre.

The incident happened on Friday, June 20 – a scorching day when the outside heat was 21C.

Experts said the temperature inside the car would have felt much greater.

Derbyshire Police said the child was distressed and taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital as a precaution.

A spokeswoman added that the man is being questioned and social services were involved.

A hospital spokesman said the girl had since been released from hospital.

A 46-year-old man has been reported for summons at court, where he will be formerly charged with cruelty and child neglect.