Baby fighting for its life in hospital after being left in hot car in Melbourne

A baby is fighting for life in hospital after being left in a hot car in the middle of the afternoon, with Victoria Police charging a woman.

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Emergency services were called to a car parked near a pub at Point Cook just after 3pm (5pm NZT) yesterday, finding a 14-month-old in critical condition.

A Gladstone Park woman was charged with negligently causing serious injury and reckless conduct endanger life, and was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on January 23.