Two women were arrested yesterday, separately, for child neglect, police said. In one case, a three-year-old girl left alone in a flat in Central appeared to have crawled out of the window onto a canopy. The three-year-old girl was found sitting on top of the canopy in 32 Gilman's Bazaar, at about 1.30am. She was later rescued by the Fire Services Department and taken to Queen Mary Hospital. She was not injured. Subsequent investigation found that the girl was not living with her parents. At the time of the incident, she was under the custody of her 47-year-old Thai grandmother, Phannarong, who lived in the first floor flat, above the canopy. The police found no other person in her flat at the time the incident happened. Ms Hui, an operator of a nearby restaurant who first discovered the girl sitting on the canopy, said the girl appeared to have climbed out of her flat window. 'It scared me to find the girl sitting on the canopy. We asked her not to move, and then we immediately called the police and sent for an ambulance. When we asked her where her grandmother was, she said she was not at home,' Ms Hui said. Ms Phannarong said she had been suffering from a stomach ache at the time, so she left her granddaughter at home to consult a doctor. The police later arrested Ms Phannarong for child neglect. Meanwhile, at about 7.45am yesterday, a four-year-old girl was reported to have been left unattended in a flat on the 24th floor in Sui Tai House, Siu Sai Wan Estate, Eastern. The girl was found sitting just inside the iron entrance gate of her home. She was taken to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital for an examination. The girl's mother, a Ms Wong, 49, was also arrested for child neglect. Ms Wong said she left the girl at home for 45 minutes to go shopping nearby. Recent instances of neglect have drawn calls for more protection for children. Last year two 'spider-kids' locked at home climbed down the outside of a Tin Shui Wai housing block from their 34th-floor flat. In November, their mother was placed under probation for a year after admitting two charges of child abuse. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung ruled out the need to introduce new laws to make it illegal to leave children unattended at home. The current legislation had sufficient provisions to punish those who neglected care of children under their custody, he said.