Des Mannion, NSPCC National Head of Service for Wales
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NSPCC says child neglect is 'common' as mother is jailed

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.

Des Mannion, the National Head of Service for Wales for the children's charity, the NSPCC, said child neglect is ''all too common''.

  • 20 Aug 2012