When police visited the house, in Middlesbrough, they found it stinking of urine, with cat faeces on the floor and overflowing ashtrays, takeaway cartons, cans and drug items lying about - and a blood-stained duvet in the child’s bedroom.I also suspect a bit of ‘Pussy Pass’ in action here too:
However, despite the cruelty meted out to the child, the mother has been allowed to walk free from court today - for the sake of the child.
The young girl’s mother and step-father were each given a one-year custodial sentence on Friday, but Judge Tony Briggs suspended the mother's sentence for two years with 18 months’ supervision, as the girl still wanted contact with her mother.
The stepfather was sent to detention.Frankly, she’s more responsible than he is – she’s supposed to be a mother, for god’s sake! And it isn’t like this is a new situation, either:
She had a tragic history of having children removed from her care for neglect.Gah!!
The victim stayed in her care despite the background because of significant improvements in the mother’s parenting skills.
Things went wrong with the arrival of the stepfather, who was once convicted of assaulting the mother - yet they are still together.
Sammy Booth, 14, said she was frightened of what would happen to her if Julie Cairns, 38, was locked up for leading officers on the 60mph pursuit.Jesus! Never mind the people she could have killed!
The mother, who was four times the drink drive limit, drove up the wrong side of the road and sped across a mini-roundabout at 50mph in Dobcross, Oldham.
But her daughter wrote that Julie was 'loving, caring and always here for me' - and she escaped with just unpaid work.
Sammy, of Dobcross, near Oldham, Greater Manchester, also told the judge how her mum's drinking had affected her school work.Why don’t you ask your father these questions? Oh, of course. He’s not on the scene any more, is he?
She added: 'I'm scared for my mum and I'm scared for myself, I worry what will happen if she's sent to prison. Where will I stay? What will happen to my pets? Will I be able to see my mum?'
Is there any shame on behalf of the mother, that she is apparently still viewed as ‘a brilliant mum’ by her daughter?
Julie, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, said: 'I must have been seeing red that night. At the time, I didn't know what was happening.Listen up, love. It’s not normal for your daughter of 14 to ‘do everything for you’, a grown woman. It should be the other way around!
'Sammy is lovely. She's beautiful and she does everything she can for me. She has seen a better person in me. Drink is a poison and I'll never touch it again. I can't thank Sammy enough.'
Expect a rash of this, now the ‘Daily Mail’ has shown just how easily the judges can be swayed…