A Whanganui mother who allegedly left her 1-year-old child locked in a car in a public place overnight appeared in the Whanganui District Court this morning.

The woman, who earlier denied further charges of leaving a child under14 without reasonable supervision, and supplying meth, appeared before Judge David Cameron.

It is alleged the woman was found intoxicated beside a locked car on Boxing Day. Police took her away to prevent her driving, but it is claimed she did not tell them the baby was in the vehicle. It is understood the child was not harmed in the incident.

She has not pleaded yet to the charge of leaving the baby in the car.


Judge Cameron remanded the woman to a case review date in May.