Updated March 28, 2021, 10:59 a.m.
- A young girl has died of neglect in the English city of Brighton.
- The mother had previously left the child alone for days to go to party.
To celebrate her 18th birthday, a young mother in England left her little daughter alone for days – the girl died. The now 19-year-old admitted manslaughter in court, as the newspaper “The Times” reported on Saturday.
The 20-month-old girl died of neglect, the autopsy revealed. She was hungry, thirsty, and caught the flu. Mother and daughter lived in a council flat in the southern English coastal city of Brighton. Social workers have an office in the complex, but according to the authorities, the apartments are not checked.
Surveillance camera footage showed the teenager left the apartment on the afternoon of his 18th birthday and didn’t return until six days later. In the meantime, the young woman celebrated sometimes more than 200 kilometers from Brighton, in London, Coventry and Solihull. The guilty verdict is expected on May 28th. (dpa / thp)