Robyn Goldie: Horror death of teenage girl, 13, whose evil mum went to PUB as she lay dying sparks fresh probe | The Sun

THE HORROR death of a teenager whose mother went to the pub while she lay ill is to be examined on the orders of Scotland's top law officer.

Robyn Goldie, 13, became unwell at her home in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, but instead of seeking treatment her mum Sharon Goldie went out drinking.

Robyn had tried to seek medical help the week before she passed away but was stopped by her mother.

Goldie later admitted wilful ill treatment and neglect of her daughter between July 2017 and July 2018 and was jailed for three years and six months in October 2020.

The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain KC, has now ordered a fatal accident inquiry after ruling the circumstances of her death in July 2018 gave rise to 'serious public concern'.

A preliminary hearing will take place at Hamilton Sheriff Court on July 3 while the full inquiry will get underway at a later date.

The High Court in Glasgow previously heard Robyn had developed peritonitis and then suffered a perforated duodenal ulcer.

Goldie, of Wishaw, admitted failing to provide her with adequate food, clothing or heating, hitting her, and permitting her to smoke cannabis and drink alcohol.

She also pled guilty to exposing her to unhygienic living conditions including cat urine and cat faeces which led to her getting fleas.

Prosecutors accepted her not guilty plea to a charge of culpable homicide.

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The court heard Goldie had claimed Robyn was 'attention seeking' despite being in agony and begging for help.

Jailing Goldie, judge Lord Beckett said: "Even if your daughter could sometimes be challenging and difficult, she was subjected to a terrible ordeal of neglect and ill treatment by you over a long period.

"You had enough money to provide food for your daughter but chose not to and purchased alcohol and cannabis, you gave this to your daughter instead of adequate nutrition.

"Katrina Parkes, head of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal's (COPFS) Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit, said: “The Lord Advocate considers that the death of Robyn Goldie occurred in circumstances giving rise to significant public concern and as such a discretionary fatal accident inquiry (FAI) should be held.

“An FAI will allow a full public airing of all the available evidence at which interested parties will be represented."The evidence will be tested in a public setting and be the subject of an independent judicial determination.”

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