Somercotes mum was drunk with her children

A SOMERCOTES mum caught drunk in charge of two children has promised it will never happen again.

Social workers tipped off police on 9th September and officers went to her home but she was not there, Chesterfield magistrates were told on Monday

Katie Spriggs, prosecuting, said the 31-year-old single mum was later found to be at the home of a friend in Somercotes.

She walked out of the address with two young children and almost fell over.

The woman then hurled abuse at officers and, after letting herself out of a police van, she was handcuffed.

A struggle ended in her kicking out at police. She was taken to a police station and her children were taken to their grandparents.

The woman cannot be named because magistrates imposed a reporting restriction preventing identification of the children.

She admitted being drunk in charge of a child - her third conviction for this offence in eight years.

The justices imposed a six-month probation supervision order, with £85 costs.

“She has signed a contract with social services that she will not drink while the children are present,” said her solicitor, John Wilford.