Natalie Terry has been jailed for 18 months.
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Mother jailed for leaving daughter alone for almost a week

A woman who left her six year-old daughter at home alone for five days has been jailed for 18 months.

The child, who had to fend for herself in the house, survived on water, yoghurt and crisps. Her mother Natalie Terry has been jailed for 18 months.

Detective Inspector Rob Chitham from Kent police told Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty what happened.

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Shelagh Fogarty broadcasts weekdays 1200 to 1400 on Radio 5 live.

  • 19 Jan 2012