A SHOCKING video captures the distressing sounds of a baby screaming as it is left alone in a parked car during scorching temperatures.

The disturbing footage sparked fury online after an eyewitness heard the baby crying in a supermarket car park.

The car was spotted in the car park of Tesco in Newton Abbot on Thursday, when temperatures reached around 26 degrees.

A man recording the cries is heard to say the baby is "screaming its head off" and that it was "outrageous" and "out of order".

According to a report on Devon Live supermarket staff issued an urgent shop broadcast when they were informed of the baby in the car by a member of the public.

A Tesco spokesman said: "A customer told one of our colleagues that a young child had been left on their own in a parked car at our Newton Abbot store.

"We put out a call in store for the vehicle’s driver, and they returned to their car."

Commenting on the incident on social media, one person confirmed it was the grandfather who had left the baby in the car and the parents were now aware of it.

Writing online, some said it was "horrendous" and "disgusting".

Meanwhile, the British Red Cross issued a warning urging everyone to take care in the soaring temperatures last month.