A mother got so drunk after putting her 18-month-old daughter to bed she fell asleep and failed to wake when the girl climbed out of a window and fell off the roof.Lovely!
But when the 39-year-old mother was eventually told by police what had happened, her reply was 'Little b*****r, ! I'll f*****g kill her!'Is there a handbook? ‘Underclass Scum Etiquette for Dummies’? If so, she must have memorised it…
The child is now staying with her grandmother in a flat nearby in an arrangement approved by social services.And almost certainly will, the poor little mite.
Her mother has daily access to her daughter and eventually hopes to have her back with her.
Philip Sutton defending told the court 'She is in need of help more than punishment' .No. No, she really, really isn’t…
He added 'This was a piece of neglect which fortunately did not result in far more serious consequences, either because of the fall or because she wandered out into the street'Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday….
He said she was not an alcoholic but someone who was a heavy drinker 'from time to time'.
Passing sentence Judge Donald Moss acknowledged the mother had an 'unhappy background'.Why is it that people said to have had an ‘unhappy background’ don’t seem to be able to do the things that would prevent another such ‘unhappy background’? Or so it seems, when you study the news reports…
He said 'This happened because she was careless rather than because she was evil.'
He told her 'There but for the grace of God your daughter might have been really seriously injured or even worse.I thought the courts were supposed to take the place of God’s wrath, judge? We’ll have to hope he keeps his eye on her, and doesn’t get distracted by any falling sparrows, eh?
'If she had fallen on her head it could have been appalling.'When did you fall on your head, judge?
He said he wasn't sure why she had said what she said to the police when they knocked at her door.I’ve got a bridge to sell this guy!
Adding: 'I can't believe you meant it in earnest.'
He gave her a 12 month community order and she will be subject to a three month curfew when she must remain at home between 7pm and 7am.Which, as a commenter points out, is utterly useless since she was at home when it happened…
She will be electronically tagged for the period.