Abronhill woman charged amidst safety fears for child in home surroundings

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Police have charged a 50-year-old woman amidst claims that the state of her home was putting a child at risk.

Officers were sent out to the house in Whitelees Road at 2pm on Thursday on an unrelated matter.

The officers involved quickly raised concerns about the run-down nature of the premises.

They have alleged that its state of disrepair was potentially hazardous to the general state of health of a young resident.

She was then arrested under the terms of the Children and Young Persons Act, which aims to protect youngsters from dangerous living conditions.

A report on this incident has been sent to the procurator fiscal.