The parents of a four year old girl who fell from a fourth floor balcony after she was left alone at the family home in Elche have been making a statement before a judge.
The incident occurred at 22:50 on Friday night at the family home in calle Patricio Ruiz Gómez in the Carrús district of Elche. The young girl was left alone in the home while the parents, Ecuadorian nationals, went to the chemist. While they were out, it is thought the young girl was looking for her parents and fell from the balcony.
The girl is in a critical condition in the ICU at the Hospital General in Alicante.
After spending the night in custody, the parents made their statement before a judge and have been released with the obligation to report periodically to the authorities. Their passports have been confiscated.
Although a case has been opened relating to an alleged crime of neglect with risk to the integrity of the child, parental custody has not been withdrawn.