A mother who left her dying 13-year-old daughter on the sofa while she went to the pub has been jailed for three years and six months.

Robyn Goldie developed peritonitis and died on July 26 2018 having suffered a perforated duodenal ulcer after her mother Sharon Goldie failed to seek medical treatment for her.

The court heard that in the week before she died the teenager tried to get treatment but Goldie stopped her from doing so.

Sharron Goldie with daughter Robyn Goldie

Goldie, 45, pleaded guilty at a previous court hearing to wilfully ill treating and neglecting her daughter in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to health between July 12 2017 and July 26 2018.

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

Robyn Goldie was found dead at her home in Wishaw.

The 45-year-old, from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, pleaded guilty to exposing her to unhygienic living conditions including cat urine and cat faeces, which led to her getting fleas.

Sentencing her in a High Court sitting at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, Lord Beckett told Goldie she showed "considerable cruelty over a prolonged period" and said there was no alternative to a custodial sentence.

He 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."

The court heard Robyn was feeling unwell in the week before her death and by July 24 was pale and shivering, and said she needed an ambulance but her mother refused.

She also refused a friend's offer to take Robyn to hospital in a taxi.