Search for mother after Leeds pharmacy alerts police over fears for toddler with burn injuries

CCTV of the woman at Pudsey pharmacy.

CCTV of the woman at Pudsey pharmacy.

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Police are concerned for the safety of a toddler who was taken into a Leeds pharmacy by his mother with burn injuries.

The woman, pictured, asked for cream to treat the two-year-old after going into Pudsey Pharmacy in Chapeltown on Monday.

When staff saw the child’s injuries they told her to take her son to hospital for urgent medical attention, but police enquiries have found that she ignored the advice.

Detective Inspector Andy Welbourn said: “It is vitally important that we trace this woman at the earliest opportunity and establish the welfare of the child.

“It may be that there is perfectly reasonable explanation as to what has happened but staff at the pharmacy were concerned enough to contact us and we need to resolve things in the interests of the child.”

The woman was white or mixed race, aged in her mid-twenties to thirties and about 5ft 6ins tall and had long dark hair.

She was driving a white Mini Countryman car with a black roof, which was possibly a 63 plate.

Anyone with information should call Weetwood Police Station via 101.

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