Care order sought for home-alone boy

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 January, 2008, 12:00am

Kowloon City Juvenile Court today will hear a police application for a care and protection order for a four-year-old boy who was found home alone in Sham Shui Po on Tuesday. His 28-year-old mother, surnamed Wong, was arrested last night and was expected to be released on police bail early today. Police could neither identify nor locate the boy's father. The child is being cared for in Kwong Wah Hospital. A caller tipped off police, who found the boy in a Tung Chau Street flat. The mother left on Saturday after she gave their neighbour HK$200 to look after him.