Date
23 May 2017
The family of four live in a flat in Aberdeen, with both husband and wife jobless. The couple frequently quarrelled over their relationship, reports say. Photo: Google Map
The family of four live in a flat in Aberdeen, with both husband and wife jobless. The couple frequently quarrelled over their relationship, reports say. Photo: Google Map

Couple arrested for child neglect

The parents of two young boys were arrested for child neglect on Monday after their grandmother found them home alone in Aberdeen.

Police arrested the 26-year-old father surnamed Lai and his 20-year-old wife surnamed Lau, Headline Daily reports.

The two young boys, 20 months old and eight months old, were sent to hospital for check-ups with no visible injuries.

According to reports, the family of four live in a flat in Aberdeen, with both Lai and Lau jobless. Lai has a criminal record of causing bodily harm.

The couple have frequently quarrelled over their relationship. They would often go out, leaving their children unattended.

The boys’ grandmother, surnamed Tsang, had to come in to look after them from her own apartment in Shek Pai Wan.

On Monday, after the couple had a fight over money, they stormed out of the flat, leaving behind the two young boys.

Tsang, who learned about the situation from her son, found the door open when she got to the couple’s flat.

The Social Welfare Department said the family was previously followed up by non-governmental organizations and that they had contacted them about their situation.

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