11/09/2008

'Home Alone' Mother Arrested For Neglect

A woman accused of leaving her children 'home alone' while she went to Afghanistan, has been arrested.

Thirty-three-year-old Simten Sadiq, of Leeds, was arrested on Tuesday evening at Heathrow, and taken to West Yorkshire for questioning over suspected wilful neglect.

The woman's three children - aged 11, six and five - were found alone in their house last month, after neighbours alerted police.

A police spokesman said: "A 33-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect in relation to an incident in Burley on Saturday, August 30, in which three children were found at an address with no adult present."

Mrs Sadiq has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

West Yorkshire officers revealed the children were "fit and well".

It is believed a member of the extended family was supposed to be looking after the children while their mother was away.

(JM)

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