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Police question Celtic player over 'child left in car'

Charlie Mulgrew
Image caption Charlie Mulgrew was questioned by police

Celtic star Charlie Mulgrew has been questioned by police after his two-year-old son was allegedly left in a car in freezing temperatures.

Police were called to the Costco car park, at St Rollox, Glasgow, at about 1530 GMT on Wednesday.

It is understood they were alerted by Ultimo lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone.

Paramedics examined the child but he did not require treatment. Mr Mulgrew, 24, and his wife, 22, are now subject of a report to the procurator fiscal.

Ms Mone, 39, posted details of the incident on her twitter page.

The tweet read: "Waiting at car as mother has left her baby in car for an hour at -7 called police & might smash window. Nut case."

'Extremely concerned'

In later tweets, she wrote: "Baby safe and well, shame the parents were angry with me but I felt I only did the right thing for the baby as it was minus 7."

She said store staff had been "extremely concerned" about the baby and added: "Turning back the clock I'd do it all again. Sometime you think in many ways 'what if'? I wish the parents and baby well."

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: "Around 1530 hours on Wednesday 22 December 2010, police were called to a report that a baby had been left within a car in the Costco car park at St Rollox in Glasgow.

"Emergency services attended and the baby was examined by paramedics at the scene. He did not require any medical treatment.

"A full report surrounding the circumstances will be prepared for the procurator fiscal. Currently, a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman are subject of a report to the procurator fiscal."

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