rescued: One-year-old Kelsie Sydney is comforted by WPC Anastasia Samuel at the Express South Bureau office in San Fernando after the child was found at Bayshore, Marabella, yesterday. —Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

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Young girl abandoned

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

POLICE officers were last night in search of the parents of a young girl left at the roadside in Marabella yesterday.

Constable Anastasia Samuel, of the Mon Repos Community Police, said the girl, Kelsie Sydney, was brought in by a man to Marabella Police Station at around 9 a.m.

The man said he was standing at the roadside in Bayshore, Marabella, when he saw a man and a woman arguing. The man said he turned his attention elsewhere, but when he looked again in the direction of the couple, they were gone and the child was sitting on the road, with a bag next to her.

The bag contained baby items, including a change of clothing, a bottle of powder, a tin of milk and a bottle of soft drink. Samuel said a hospital card in the bag gave the child's name and address.

The address is listed as Ria Ramnarine Street, Tarouba. However, when police officers from Marabella Police Station tried to locate the house, they were unsuccessful.

Mon Repos Community Police took the child to La Romaine Health Centre where she was examined by the district medical officer.

Samuel said the child was suffering with a heat rash and a slight cold. Police appealed to the public for help in locating the child's relatives.

The child was taken to San Fernando General Hospital for " safekeeping". Sergeant Williams of Marabella Police Station is investigating the case.

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