A MUM on drugs neglected her nine-month-old baby causing him to overheat and also caused £450 worth of damage to her mother’s home by smashing her windows.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pled guilty to two charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

At around 4.30pm on March 9, witnesses in Kilwinning saw the woman slumped over her baby’s pram and contacted social services. The accused was then seen walking back to her home with the baby.

Social workers arrived at her Kilwinning home and saw the baby through a window. He was in his pram with a blanket and jacket on and clearly distressed.

They got no answer from the door and called police.

Officers forced entry to the property and found the mum in an upstairs room slumped over, under the influence of drugs.

She stated she had taken Valium earlier and was unable to recall anything since getting home.

The court also heard that in the afternoon of July 27 the woman was with her three children when there was a disagreement between her and her mum, causing the latter to take the kids to her home in Beith. One of the children remained with the gran that evening. The accused was unhappy and phoned and text her mum demanding her daughter back. The girl was still in her gran’s house when they heard a loud banging at the doors. It was the accused demanding her daughter back. They then heard the back and bathroom windows being smashed and became aware that the accused was trying to climb through the bathroom window.

The court heard that the kids were briefly removed from their mum, but are now back in her care subject to another adult being present.

Defence lawyer Colin McLaughlin said that his client and her partner had since moved away from Ayrshire, adding: “The accused is determined to move on with her life. She was struggling to cope in Kilwinning effectively on her own. Her mother was supporting her and she felt her mum was over-stepping the mark, although she was doing anything but that.”