A Wallyford woman who was found drunk and slumped unconscious when she should have been looking after a toddler has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community.
Emma Duffy was caring for the three-year-old boy when he was twice found wandering the streets in the middle of the night.
The tot was first discovered soaking wet and walking barefoot in freezing conditions by a passing dog walker outside the town’s railway station at around 5am last December
Duffy (27) was subsequently found lying out cold on a couch at home by police officers who had made their way to the property.
The boy was then found a second time “cold and shaking” on the town’s main road by a passing motorist at around 4.50am six weeks later.
Again drunk Duffy was discovered by officers lying sleeping in a bed in her home alongside fiancé Ian Lugton.
Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News.