For all the good that did.
Prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC said: ‘Goldie was offered – on various occasions – the opportunity to attend parenting classes. She declined to attend.’
Goldie’s drinking became an issue causing ‘friction’ with her daughter.
‘Goldie asked for (Robyn) to be removed from her care.’
Social workers visited the pair – often un-announced – with arguing between them described as ‘common’.
The house was also said to be stinking of cat urine and, in March 2018, Robyn was then found to have a rash caused by fleas. Robyn was also described as ‘thin, dirty and unkempt’.
‘On an occasion (at the pub), Goldie was heard to say: ‘I am f***ing sick of her. I wish she would go back and stay with her gran‘.’
The court heard Robyn would also film Goldie – who slapped and bit her daughter – screaming at her.
The child told friends how drunken Goldie would offer her cannabis and alcohol while ‘constantly’ insisting she did not want her in the house.
The ‘Mail’ says that prosecutors have accepted the mother’s not guilty plea to the culpable homicide of her daughter. I wonder how the social workers will plead?