Shocking pic shows elderly woman abandoned in a cardboard box at the roadside by ‘granny dumping’ family

A GRANDMOTHER was heartlessly abandoned by her family on the side of the road in a sickening trend known as ‘granny dumping’.

The elderly woman was found inside a cardboard box with no food or water next to a highway in Mexico.

The granny was tragically abandoned at the side of the road in cardboard box in Puebla, Mexico

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The granny was tragically abandoned at the side of the road in cardboard box in Puebla, MexicoCredit: Twitter
'Granny dumping' is tragically carried out around the world

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‘Granny dumping’ is tragically carried out around the worldCredit: Getty

The cruel act sparked outrage after locals were forced to call emergency services to save the frail old woman.

She was found by shocked residents in Puebla, Mexico, who saw the granny roaming around the local neighbourhood.

Authorities from the DIF Municipal System were called to help the pensioner find food and shelter.

It was while in the custody of the officials that she admitted it was her own family that had abandoned her.

Tragically, this is far from the only example of this happening.

Known as ‘granny dumping’, families around the world leave their elderly relatives stranded every year.

A British man was arrested in 2018 after an American dementia patient was flown to the UK and abandoned in a car park.

The case baffled police and sparked a global appeal when Roger Curry, 76, was found outside a bus station in Hereford with no ID and was unable to remember his name.

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Shockingly, around 100,000 elderly relatives are ‘dumped’ by family members each year in the US.

The sickening phenomenon is usually down to families being unable or unwilling to care for their aging relatives in their old age.

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