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Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Young children found in squalor

The case was heard in the Royal Court
The case was heard in the Royal Court

TWO children aged 11 months and four years were found living in appalling conditions at a St Helier flat littered with more than 100 syringes, broken glass and dangerous chemicals and medicines, the Royal Court has heard.
The home they shared with their heroin-addict mother, who was also pregnant at the time, was described to the court during the child neglect case as ‘filthy and dangerous’, with mouldy baby bottles, dirty dishes, smelly bed linen and used nappies strewn everywhere.
The child’s 25-year-old mother, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her children, was spared jail in what was described as an ‘exceptional act of mercy’.
Instead, she was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and a treatment order for the drug offences and ordered to complete 90 hours of community service for child neglect – the equivalent of three months in prison.


  1. This is ridiculous people have been sentenced to years in prison for less severe crimes. Jersey's justice system is inconsistent and I and many others no longer have faith or respect for those who have the power to change this, often corrupt, system. (Police included). What chance to these children have????????

  2. The simple answer is sadley, NONE!!!

  3. Especially now Judy Martin is back!!!