Charges against Grangemouth street toddler women dropped

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Women arrested in connection with an incident where an 18-month-old girl was found alone on the streets of Grangemouth have been released without charge.

The two women, aged 33 and 54, were charged under the Children and Young Persons Act after the toddler was found on the corner of Abbotsford Drive on Sunday. They had been due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court today, but were instead released by the Procurator Fiscal.

A Crown Office spokesman said: “After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the report, the Procurator Fiscal decided there was insufficient evidence of criminality to take proceedings against them.

“The case has now been referred to the Children’s Reporter.”