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Women Arrested For Dumping Toddler

A young mother of two was arrested today by Kent police after she attempted to dump her toddler on the side of the A229

Hawkhurst, Kent - A young mother of two was arrested today by Kent police after she attempted to dump her toddler on the side of the A229.

"It was horrifying," said Mrs Verity Pot who witnessed the scene as it unfolded.  "We were all stuck in a bit of traffic caused by an overturned lorry on the A21, and I was starting to fret about missing my ladies coffee morning, when suddenly this woman jumps out of the car in front of me with her toddler.  At first I smiled, thinking the poor child needed a pee, but then she just dumped the child by the side of the road, got back into her car, performed an illegal u-turn and drove away.

I phoned the police right away. Of course I understand that the coronavirus lockdown has been difficult on mothers without nannies, but fly-tipping in our beautiful village of Hawkhurst will not be tolerated!"