16 Jul 2010

Missing four-year-old found at neighbour's house

7:42 pm on 16 July 2010

Police in Christchurch plan to prosecute a man and woman who they say left their four-year-old son at home alone.

Police say the boy was seen in his bedroom at his home in Roche Avenue in the Upper Riccarton area at midnight on Thursday but when he was checked on again at 3am he was gone.

More than 20 police officers searched the area surrounding the house, and found the boy at another home on the same street.

He had told the occupants he'd been left home alone, police say.

A 38-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman have been accused of leaving a young person at home without adequate supervision.