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Child dies after being forgotten in father's car at police station

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:28 PM
The child was found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Heartbreaking.

It's been a rough 24 hours for a St Elizabeth police sergeant whose one-year-old daughter died after she was left locked up in his car at the Black River Police Station while he worked.

The father, who is a detective sergeant, told investigators that he should have taken the child to a day-care centre but forgot and went straight to work at 8 o'clock yesterday morning.

Hours later, the child was found unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

The incident has also left cops at the Black River Police Station traumatised.

More details soon

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