Mother jailed for abandoning son

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A mother who left her two-year-old son home alone so she could spend a weekend partying was jailed today for at least six months.

Kelly Tollerton, 23, was convicted by a jury of child neglect charges earlier this month after a jury was told she abandoned the infant for three days at her Lincoln home.

Sentencing her today at Lincoln Crown Court, Recorder William Harbage QC said: "It defies belief that any mother can treat her child in that way. In my opinion, you are not a fit mother."