A mother has been jailed for 15 months for leaving her baby daughter at home alone every day for a week while she went out drinking.
The woman, 20, of Brecon, Powys, admitted neglect of the 15-month old while she went out at Christmas.
Neighbours raised the alarm when they heard cries, Merthyr Crown Court heard.
Judge John Curran said: "You may have gone back to the house on occasions but the fact is you neglected her for a very long time."
The court heard how the woman left the girl in the cot and would go home every day to give the baby breakfast cereal and a microwave meal before going back to a friend's flat to continue partying.
Prosecutor Michael Hammett said that police officers alerted by neighbours found the house to be cold and dark, and with all its rooms in a mess.
Well, well, well...
This little girl is now safe. I wonder what the sentence would have been had the child vanished without a trace, or if she'd been left alone and neglected along with her brother and sister?
This similar case smacks to the very heart of the McCann case (until the scent of death is remembered). The same charge in Portugal carries a hefty loss of liberty, no wonder the McCanns fled with their tails between their legs.
You cannot change the past, Madeleine is still missing yet the McCanns are enjoying the the life of Riley?
The scum of this country do not just appear on the Jeremy Kyle show - they hide under the cloak of middle class society with their upper class friends. Time this whole charade came to an end and all involved held accountable.