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Yes that is correct. Apparently he dropped them off in the toy shop where they said they played on "4 wheelers" round the shop and he went, at that time to talk to the police regarding his being knocked down by a car on a pedestrian crossing when he left them in McDonald's supposedly to "get something" . Then the elder boy ( 9yrs) wanted to use the toilet so he left the 7yr old girl still riding around the toy shop ! This was his fortnightly "unsupervised" visit . the police were contacted by the Mother later that day when the children told her and it corresponded, in time, with the logged accident . The children told the police exactly what happened and their story never changed. The police stated that he had not informed them that he was on a contact visit with the children. Obviously the Mother has the choice to stop the visits but runs the risk of being arrested for contempt of court. So that does not appear to be a good option at this time. She does not have a solicitor as the legal aid can only be available if "domestic violence " is the issue. I need to know what to advise her to do next. All incidents do have log numbers but the police say that they have to establish a "crime" before prosecution.
Last year and there is not going to be another hearing as that. was the "final"