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Toddler found outdoors in diapers in Toronto’s west end, no charges laid

Toronto police have charged one of three suspects in a jewelry robbery investigation.
Toronto police have charged one of three suspects in a jewelry robbery investigation. Francis Vachon/The Canadian Press

Toronto police say a child found outdoors Sunday afternoon clad only in a diaper had snuck out while his mother was cleaning their home.

The boy, believed to be about a year and a half old, was found in Toronto’s west end outside an apartment building in the Keele & Eglinton area.

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Police say a passerby got the child out of the cold and put him in her car until officers arrived.

An ambulance was called and the boy was checked over but police say he was not taken to hospital.

Officers said earlier that the the boy’s mother had been located and they were investigating how the child ended up outdoors.

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The temperature in Toronto Sunday afternoon was hovering around -9 degrees Celsius.

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