Toddler abandoned, help sought

Police are trying to track down the family of a two-year-old girl found outside an Auckland restaurant on Saturday.

The toddler was spotted outside McDonalds in Otara about midday and had been with police since then.

"The little girl is quite timid. She speaks in English and is able to put a few words into a sentence. She has spoken about 'mum' and also what we interpret as the name 'Kieran'," Otara youth aid Sergeant Mike Wharepouri said.

"She is currently safe and in the care of Child Youth and Family. We urge anyone with information to come forward to police."

The girl was described as a Maori or Pacific Islander, and was wearing a white blouse, a Dora the Explorer singlet, pink plastic shoes and a nappy.

- NZPA

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