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Scots baby ‘fed wine’ in clip that shocked and distressed social media users

The moment a Scottish baby appeared to be fed wine was recorded in a clip that shocked social media users.

The clip, which surfaced online in January 2020, shows a baby girl in a high chair being fed from a wine bottle.

The little girl, who was less than 18-months-old at the time, was filmed sitting in the chair on January 20 last year.

In the footage, she is shown being given a drink from the bottle of what appeared to be alcohol. The bottle is placed in her mouth and her head looks to be forced back as she drinks from it.

She is later shown reacting to the taste and looks to be crying.

The baby, who was less than 18-months-old at the time, was filmed sitting in the chair

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We previously told how the woman appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday where she admitted creating the video along with her friend.

The pair, who are both in their 20s, originally faced child protection charges over the incident in Midlothian.

They pled guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by participating in the creation of the video.

Sentencing them on Monday, Sheriff Alistair Noble said: “Plainly you have pled guilty to a charge which is much different to the charge you originally faced.

“You have each pled guilty to a charge of threatening and abusive behaviour essentially involving the creation of a video appearing to show (the mum’s child) drinking alcohol although there is no suggestion it was, in fact, alcohol she was given to drink.”

The sheriff said the pair had admitted leaving members of the public “concerned and distressed by what they saw and that is the nature of the charge you have pled guilty to.”

Scots baby 'fed wine' in clip that shocked and distressed social media users
The baby was shown reacting to the incident

Sheriff Noble said “custody wasn’t justified” for the offence.

He sentenced the mum, in whose house the incident occurred, to 21 months of supervision under a community payback order.

Sheriff Noble said her friend was “the person who administered the drink to the child” and she was put under 12 months of supervision.

The child is now living with a relative of her mother.

The mother’s defence agent Ian Tweedie and the friend’s defence agent Jennifer Cameron each said their clients had suffered with mental health difficulties.



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