Gardaí investigate footage of baby sitting alone in hot car

Video showing infant unattended in car has been widely circulated

Gardaí have launched an investigation into footage of a baby sitting alone in a car during hot weather. 

The short video, which appears to have been recorded on a mobile phone, shows the infant strapped into a child seat in a car park.

The incident was reportedly filmed at the Market Green Shopping Centre in Midleton, Co Cork, on Tuesday. 

It was claimed yesterday that the baby was exposed to direct sunlight through open windows after being left unattended.

The woman who posted the video online told RTÉ's Liveline that the temperature was 24 degrees at the time. 

Gardaí confirmed they are liaising with the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, as part of the investigation.