The mother of a 3-year-old girl found running down a busy road in Masterton in the early hours of last Saturday has been granted name suppression.

The 27-year-old woman appeared in Masterton District Court today charged with leaving a child under the age of 14 years without making provision for their supervision or care.

The girl was spotted by a member of the public on Opaki Rd about 12.15am on Saturday.

She had escaped the house by pushing a high chair up against a back door to unlock it, and gone looking for her mother.

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The woman was bailed to reappear next month.

Police prosecutor Garry Wilson told the court that police would oppose name suppression after that date.