Two Sheffield boys, aged 13 and 16, have been quizzed over the theft of a car with a toddler inside.
The teenagers were arrested after they jumped into a Mercedes E350 they were helping to free from mud on Berners Road, Arbourthorne, yesterday afternoon.
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South Yorkshire Police said three youths offered to help a man free his vehicle from the mud before two of them jumped into the car and drove off - with the man's two-year-old son still inside.
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The car was found abandoned a short distance away, with the child still inside.
The two youths arrested over the incident, on suspicion of the theft of a car, have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "A car was stolen with the owners two-year-old child sat inside it on Berners Road, Arbourthorne. yesterday.
"The offenders who had been helping the owner push the vehicle free from some mud then decided to jump in and drive away with it.
"The car and child were located a short distance away and two individuals were arrested from the scene for the theft of a motor vehicle. Further enquiries are ongoing at this time."