July 29, 2012

Polish couple face investigation 'for abandoning two-year-old daughter at airport'


Airport staff reported the girl was left in tears after being abandoned at Katowice airport while the rest of her family boarded a flight to Greece.

Her parents had failed to notice that her passport had expired on May 25.

Although a grandmother arrived later to collect the girl, police are investigating whether the well being of the child was threatened when her parents left, and are also checking the family's background.

"There are reports that the girl was hysterical when her mother left, and we want to check this," said Rafal Biczysko, a police spokesman.

"We also want the family court to assess the care and upbringing of the child."

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