26 Jan 2009

Four children found home alone

4:39 pm on 26 January 2009

Hawke's Bay police say they were appalled to find four children left at home alone while their parents worked an overnight shift.

Officers were called to a Flaxmere house at about 1am on Sunday where they discovered four children, aged one, three, eight and 10 years.

Their mother and father had left home to work a nine-hour night shift at a local food processor, police say.

The children were placed in the care of other family members for the rest of the night.