The baby’s mother was given a caution by police for leaving her daughter when it was 25C”

A mother was given a police caution for child neglect after leaving her six-month-old baby girl locked in a hot car.

Police officers were forced to smash a window of the vehicle to rescue the infant after concerned shoppers and security staff raised the alarm at Parc Morfa shopping centre in Swansea.

With temperatures topping 25C, police used their batons to break the glass and get the child out Wales Online reports.

When the mother returned to the vehicle, she found police officers waiting for her. The 39-year-old woman from Port Talbot was cautioned in relation to the incident.

A South Wales Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Parc Morfa retail park in Swansea shortly before 1.30pm on Thursday, July 17, after receiving a report of a baby being locked inside a car.

“Officers have interviewed a 39-year-old woman from the Port Talbot area who has received a caution for neglect of a child.”

A caution is a formal warning given to a person who has admitted an offence and it can be taken into consideration by the courts if the person is convicted of a further offence !!!