A mum found her four-year-old boy wandering the streets after he managed to escape from his nursery. The child, who walked out of the Carleton Nursery in Glenrothes, Fife, was spotted as he entered an underpass next to the A92, one of the country’s most dangerous roads.

It remains unclear how long it was before staff realised the boy was missing, the Daily Record reports. The child managed to open the main entrance doors before walking out of the building; the youngster then managed to reach a nearby street where he used a pedestrian crossing. He was eventually found by his mother who was on her way to pick him up.

The serious breach of security at the nursery happened at around 3pm on Thursday, April 20. Fife Council, which runs the nursery, has apologised for the incident and assured parents that the safety and security of children remains its top priority.