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Two arrested after Dartford parents filmed giving baby vodka

Two people have been arrested after footage emerged of a baby being given a cap of vodka.

A 14-second clip of a woman, believed to be the tot's mother, pouring alcohol into a cap and giving it to them appeared online.

The woman can be seen pouring the drink out and tilting the baby's head back before pouring it into their mouth.

A man from Dartford, believed to be the child's father, is seen in the background oblivious to what is going on.

Police have since confirmed they were called to an address in Dover in the early hours of June 21 following reports of a disturbance.

A spokesman for the force said: "Upon attending, officers were made aware of concerns for a child at an address in the area.

"Actions were taken to safeguard those involved and a man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of child cruelty later the same day.

"They have since been bailed and an investigation is ongoing."

The parents can be seen giving the child vodka
The parents can be seen giving the child vodka

The duo received backlash from hundreds of people after the video was shared online.

One woman, who didn't want to be named, said: "It's very sad. I posted about it on Facebook but it kept getting removed.

"I have contacted social services who said the baby is safe, but they are still with their parents."

Kent County Council confirmed it was aware of the incident.

A spokesman said: "I can confirm social services are aware of this and have taken appropriate action."

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