Wales

Mother's suspended term for leaving child on beach

A mid Wales holidaymaker, who left her daughter on a beach in Spain while she went drinking, has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, left her 11-year-old playing on the beach, near Barcelona, and was later arrested in a nearby bar.

A Spanish court heard that the woman refused to accept responsibility for the girl when she was apprehended.

She was sentenced to a six-month jail term, suspended for two years.