A WOMAN and a teenager have been charged after a baby boy was found wandering the street alone wearing just a nappy.

Members of the public raised the alarm after spotting the two-year-old boy on Machrie Crescent in Linwood, Paisley on Sunday morning. 

Police said the boy was later returned to a family member. 

A 34-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were charged in connection with the incident.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "At about 9.10am on Sunday, July 28, police were called after a two-year-old boy was found alone on Machrie Crescent in Linwood.

"Police attended and the child's carers were traced. He was returned to the care of a family member.

"A 34-year-old woman and a 17-year-old man have been charged in connection with the incident and are subject of the procurator fiscal."