Drunk parents looking after a toddler gave a breathalyser reading that was over five times the legal drink drive limit, police have revealed.  

The pair were arrested for child neglect and the child was temporarily placed in police care while an investigation was launched.  

Officers revealed details of the incident, which happened in March last Wednesday (August 23) on the Policing Fenland Facebook page.  

The post said: “We visited March [the morning of August 23] after receiving an anonymous report that a toddler was being looked after by drunk parents   

“Officers paid a visit to the house and a man and woman were then arrested on suspicion of child neglect.  

“Both of them gave a breath test reading of more than 180 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. 

“To put that into context, the legal limit to drive is 35 microgrammes.   

“The toddler is now temporarily in our care and an investigation has been launched.” 

The post also delved into the police force’s wider efforts when it comes to protecting children – and urged members of the public to report any concerns they may have about a child. 

It said: “A lot of the work from our Child and Adult Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU) is sensitive in nature and details are difficult to share... 

“... but examples like this highlight work that goes on behind the scenes and helps highlight our commitment to protecting children – a force priority.   

“If you have any concerns about a child, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem, please report them to us or social services.

“One call could change or even save a life.” 

More information is available on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website.