Spared jail over neglect charge.
A COVENTRY woman who left drug paraphernalia within reach of two young children has avoided being sent to prison.
The woman, who cannot be identified to protect the identities of the two children involved in the case, was arrested in March.
She was charged with two counts of child neglect relating to two children both aged under six.
On April 24 she indicated guilty pleas to both charges.
At Coventry Magistrates Court on May 22 the woman, who is in her 30s, was handed a 12-week prison sentence, but it was suspended for 12 months.
That means that if she doesn't commit another offence she won't be jailed.
The court heard that the woman left the two children at home on their own with drug paraphernalia, which was within reach of them and alongside baby products.
The woman was also ordered to carry out a rehabilitation order as part of 12 months supervision. She was also ordered to pay an PS80 victim surcharge.
Court documents say the woman's guilty plea was taken into account.