South Scotland

Mother denies assault on 25-day-old son

A mother has appeared in court to deny throwing her 25-day-old son on to a bed causing him to strike his head on a cabinet putting his life in danger.

The 23-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to assaulting or recklessly seizing hold of the boy at a house in the Borders in March 2010.

At Selkirk Sheriff Court, she also denied failing to get him medical assistance for a fortnight.

A trial date was set for 7 June.

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