A couple who ‘abandoned’ their three young children - one of them just a baby - whilst they went out on the town and got drunk, have walked free from court.
The pair, from Nelson, were slammed as probably unfit to have the responsibility of young children by a judge, who said their actions had beggared belief.Only ‘probably’..?
The lower court had earlier been told how the mother was said to have told police she couldn't give a ‘s...’ about her children as she headed out on the late night drinking session.
Officers had turned up to find the tots ‘home alone’ at about 3am on September 3, after the mother's own sister called the police.Someone’s off the Christmas card list, I suspect…
The father, questioned by police later that day, admitted it was a ‘stupid thing to do’ and claimed they usually had a babysitter.Not ‘always’. Just ‘usually’. These are the sort of people Michael Gove had in mind, aren't they?
Recorder Long told the defendants :" I strongly suspect that both of you are unfit to have the responsibility for the care of young children."
The judge added, however, he accepted the pair both realised what they had done was serious and were suitably ashamed of themselves.
He said it was the first offence they had committed, they had pleaded guilty and appeared to be in the process of learning their lesson.Yeah. Just like the police, and social services, and the NHS, and…
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