A 40-year-old Ugandan woman was arrested after her four-year old daughter was found wandering in Sau Mau Ping on Tuesday.
The woman denied abandoning her daughter and said she had sent her daughter to her friend’s home in Sau Mau Ping so that her friend could look after her. She said she did not know her daughter got lost until later, Apple Daily reports.
Police arrested the mother on suspicion of ill-treatment or neglect of a child.
The girl had asked a taxi driver to bring her to Tsim Sha Tsui to look for her mother.
Fearing for her safety, the driver brought her instead to the Kwung Tong police station where he made a report.
Police sent the girl to hospital for check-up but confirmed she had no injuries.
A man later called the police, claiming a foreign woman’s daughter allegedly got lost.
After an investigation, police arrested the girl’s mother in Tsim Sha Tsui in the early hours of Tuesday. They identified her as Ugandan who is in Hong Kong on a recognizance.
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