Kelso woman admits child neglect

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

A woman has admitted a charge of wilfully neglecting a young child in her care because she’d had too much to drink.

Kathleen McAlpine, 34, of Orchard Park, Kelso, pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to committing that offence on July 1.

Sentence was deferred until October 29 for the production of a criminal justice social work report.