Two police officers have been sacked after they left a message on a woman's answer machine saying they hoped her child "would get raped".
The Avon and Somerset officers left the recording after being called to deal with a "vulnerable child", a misconduct hearing was told.
PC Samuel Dexter and PC Hannah Mayo are heard laughing
and saying they did not care what happened to the child.
Both officers admitted gross misconduct and were dismissed without notice.
The hearing on Tuesday at police headquarters was told the child had been reported missing before being found by PC Dexter and reunited with the family.
But a short while later, according to the hearing outcome notice, the child's mother called the police again to report the child was "causing problems at the family home".