Hackney police find toddler wandering streets

Police tweeted this from the @MPSHackney account

Police tweeted this from the @MPSHackney account - Credit: Archant

Police have identified the parents of a toddler they found wandering the streets in Hackney – but the tone of their appeal on Twitter has divided opinion.

Officers found the Polish, blue-eyed child this morning wearing green wellies and a blue jacket and took to their @MPSHackney account to help find the parents, who they are now speaking with.

They said: “Have you lost a two/three year old child? If you have, great news! We’ve found one! Get in touch via 101 quoting CAD1809/07. #ResponseB.”

But the post has come under fire on the social media platform, with many users feeling it showed a lack of tact.

@fkaTricks said: “Delete this. Re-evaluate. Re-write.”

@aj1_uk said: “Ummm, slightly midjudged tone maybe?!”

@JonathanRWarner added: “Lmao, budget cuts so tight they’ve had to cut down on the tact.”

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Others responded more positively and some praised them for finding the child.

@spurs_sel said: “Just wow! well done to you lot but wheres the parent?? How can you lose a child that young?”