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The Foreigner Children abandoned in freezing conditions. Police and child protection authorities are caring for three abandoned small children after discovering them in a freezing flat. Their mother travelled abroad on 23 December, supposedly to visit a sick relative, leaving the 11-year-old and the other younger ones to fend for themselves in temperatures of just 12 degrees centigrade, according to VG. Child protection authorities on Østlandet only visited the flat on Christmas Day after a tip-off from police, and found the three children huddled together beneath their mother’s duvet with just one electric heater in the room.

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Children abandoned in freezing conditions

Published on Wednesday, 29th December, 2010 at 13:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Police and child protection authorities are caring for three abandoned small children after discovering them in a freezing flat.



Their mother travelled abroad on 23 December, supposedly to visit a sick relative, leaving the 11-year-old and the other younger ones to fend for themselves in temperatures of just 12 degrees centigrade, according to VG.

Child protection authorities on Østlandet only visited the flat on Christmas Day after a tip-off from police, and found the three children huddled together beneath their mother’s duvet with just one electric heater in the room.

The paper reports outside temperatures were as low as -15C, and the children kept warm by taking hot baths in turns.

“Leaving such small children alone for three days without contingencies is both scandalous and child abuse of the highest degree,” says Professor Willy Tore Mørch, child psychology expert at the University of Tromsø.

Police have not decided whether they are to press charges against the mother, and her children have been placed with family acquaintances by child protection authorities.



Published on Wednesday, 29th December, 2010 at 13:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: children, oestlandet, abandonded, flat, freezing, conditions, mother, travel, willy-tore, moerch, professor, tromsoe, university, psychology.





  
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