Mother jailed for leaving baby home alone

A mother has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for leaving her baby daughter at home alone every day for a week while she went out drinking.

The 20 year old admitted neglect of the 15-month old child while she went out at Christmas. Neighbours raised the alarm when they heard cries.

The judge said: “You may have gone back to the house on occasions but the fact is you neglected her for a very long time.”