A football fan has been arrested after allegedly leaving his 11-year-old son at a hotel while celebrating a victory for his side in Manchester.
The man was in the city to watch Middlesbrough’s FA Cup tie with Manchester United on Friday.
And police say “he went into town celebrating their victory drinking” following the English Championship side’s penalty shoot-out win at Old Trafford.
Greater Manchester Police used a Twitter post to confirm news of the man’s arrest on suspicion of child neglect.
The force’s GMP Stretford account, which covers the Old Trafford area, said: “Boro away fan arrested for child neglect last night, after choosing to leave his 11-year-old child in the hotel after the game whilst he went into town celebrating their victory drinking.
“We have looked after the child with an unhappy mum on her way down from N/East to collect him.”
A police spokeswoman added: “In the early hours of Saturday 5 February 2022, police received a report of concern for the welfare of a child.
“Inquiries established that an 11-year-old boy was asleep alone in a hotel room in Trafford.
“A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect. He remains in police custody for questioning.”
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