Four children were rescued from a locked car in Sydney’s west on Wednesday afternoon as heatwave conditions saw temperatures soar to 40.9 degrees.
The children aged nine, eight, seven and six were allegedly left inside the car in a Bankstown carpark by a 44-year-old woman who has since been charged by police.
The children were described as ‘distressed but not injured’ by police after witnesses rescued them from the hot car just after 3pm.
Police were called to the parking lot on Canterbury Road but the woman had already left with the four children.
She later turned herself in at Bankstown’s police station.
The woman was charged with leaving a child in a motor vehicle causing emotional distress.
She will appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 22 February 2017.
Originally published as
Woman, 44, 'left four children aged six to nine in a locked car' in Sydney as temperatures soared past 40C