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Tuesday, September 30, 2003


A mother leaves her two year old at home alone.... can you read this and not cry?

Lee, who is separated from the girl's mother, said he had been trying to contact the two for weeks.

When a manager let him into the Monument Road apartment, the youngster was lying in a baby's bathtub with a towel pulled over her and was watching a TV cartoon channel, he said.

She was filthy and covered with dried ketchup, Lee said.

"She grabbed me and wouldn't let go of me," he said. "It is really a miracle how good a shape my daughter is in. I don't know how she did it."

Lee, 33, said the girl had dragged the food, toys and other things into her mother's bedroom. He said he believes his daughter still slept in the room with her.

The youngster is suffering from malnutrition, police said, and is being treated at Wolfson Children's Hospital.


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