Ajman Police warn parents of dangers

'We warn parents not to leave their kids inside cars in the summer through social media and leaflets,' said Capt Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director of Ajman's social police department.

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Ajman police are also keen to highlight the dangers of leaving children in cars.

“We warn parents not to leave their kids inside cars in the summer through social media and leaflets,” said Capt Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director of the social police department.

“At the beginning of each summer season we do a campaign on this issue, and we did one a month ago.

“We ask parents to take caution because it exposes a child’s life to danger, such as suffocation or may hurt himself if the car’s engine is on.

“If our patrols see like this case we advise parents if there is no injury to the child, but if there is we open a report and then transfer it to the Criminal Court. And then we go to the hospital to check on the child and support him.”

Maj Ibrahim Al Shehe, director of Ajman CID, said: “Ajman Police has never received any report from parents regarding this issue because they understand the danger of this thing, and the hot weather in the UAE alerting people to the seriousness of leaving to forgetting the kid in the car.

“Article 350 of the Federal Penal Code stipulates that anyone who places a child under the age of 7 in danger in a public place, either acting directly or through other persons, shall be liable to imprisonment or a fine no more than Dh10,000.”

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