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Heartless mum left dying daughter, 13, to go to pub and told paramedics she was ‘at it’ for attention

A CALLOUS mum left her dying daughter to go the pub – before telling paramedics the teenager was “at it” for attention.

Sharon Goldie claimed Robyn Goldie was “attention-seeking” despite the sick 13-year-old begging for help.

The 45-year-old later found her daughter slumped on the sofa – but left to go for a drink with a friend.

It was only after they eventually discovered Robyn was dead that an ambulance was finally called for.

A judge heard today how the schoolgirl had suffered a year of horrific neglect before her death including being forced to ask someone for a £1 to get food.

Shocking details emerged as Goldie appeared at the High Court in Glasgow.

She pleaded guilty to a charge under the Children and Young Persons Act of wilfully ill-treating and neglecting Robyn, who died after suffering a burst stomach ulcer.

Prosecutors accepted Goldie’s not guilty plea to the culpable homicide of her daughter.

She will learn her fate next month.

Robyn had lived with Goldie until she was four before moving in with her gran.

She had earlier been put on the child protection register after Goldie was found to be drunk while supposedly caring for her daughter.

Robyn had also once been forced to call a gas company complaining of being cold.

This lead to the child staying with her gran until 2017 in what was described as a “stable life”.

Robyn then returned to her mum in Wishaw, Lanarkshire due to a number of reasons including starting secondary school.

But, the court heard social workers continued to monitor the pair.

Prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC said: “Goldie was offered – on various occasions – the opportunity to attend parenting classes. She declined to attend.”

Goldie’s drinking became an issue causing “friction” with her daughter.

Miss Edwards: “Goldie asked for (Robyn) to be removed from her care.”

Social workers visited the pair – often unannounced – with arguing between them described as “common”.

The house was also said to be stinking of cat urine.

The court heard how Robyn told a friend she did not like her mum drinking.

It was at this time Goldie appeared to be a regular at the Melody Bar in Wishaw.

Miss Edwards: “Robyn was often seen attending there looking for Goldie and asking for money to buy food.

“She also often approached a neighbour asking for £1 to get food.”

Robyn once said she had only had a yoghurt that day.

The child was described as “thin, dirty and unkempt”.

Miss Edwards: “On an occasion (at the pub), Goldie was heard to say: ‘I am f***ing sick of her. I wish she would go back and stay with her gran’.”

The court heard Robyn would also film Goldie – who slapped and bit her daughter – screaming at her.

The child told friends how drunken Goldie would offer her cannabis and alcohol while “constantly” insisting she did not want her in the house.

In March 2018, Robyn was then found to have a rash caused by fleas.

The week before her death, Robyn was given painkillers after complaining of a sore stomach and legs.

On July 21, Goldie then told staff at the Melody Bar she had “locked” her daughter in the house “so she could not get out”.

The next day, Robyn complained to a friend she had been ill and not eaten for days.

But, on July 24, Robyn texted her gran claiming she felt “a lot better”.

However, a friend of Goldie saw the “drained” girl that day and told the mum: “She’s just not well.”

That night, Robyn told Goldie to get help as she had “pain all over”.

Miss Edwards: “She refused to contact an ambulance.”

Another friend of Goldie said he would go instead with Robyn in a taxi to hospital – but stopped him claiming the girl was “attention seeking”.

The next day, Robyn begged a neighbour to get her an ambulance as she could not breathe.

But, her mum yelled at her to “get in”.

On July 26 – the day Robyn passed away – the court heard it is “thought likely” a stomach ulcer she had burst.

At 9.40am, a social worker turned up to take Robyn to a catering class.

However, Miss Edwards explained: “Goldie spoke…through the letterbox explaining that Robyn was not well and had been unwell since the previous Thursday.”

Despite her daughter being ill, Goldie went to the pub.

She then returned home with a friend to find Robyn slumped on a sofa.

There was no response from Robyn.

Miss Edwards: “Goldie and the man got another drink from the fridge and went outside ‘because the weather was nice’.”

The friend later checked on Robyn again and discovered she was dead.

An ambulance was called – but Goldie told paramedics: “She’s at it.”

On then being told her daughter had passed away, a suddenly “wailing” Goldie stated: “No, she cannot be.”

Goldie later told police she thought Robyn had a bug, but had been getting better.

She again claimed to think her daughter had been “trying to wind her up”.

Miss Edwards: “She said she had told Robyn that ambulances are for people with heart attacks.”

Robyn was found to have died from peritonitis as a result of a perforated ulcer.

A senior medic concluded that had the teenager been treated during her illness, she would have been “expected to survive”.

The court heard Goldie – who still lives at the same house – had suffered a brain injury following a car accident when she was a child.

In 2003, she was an in-patient for mental health issues, but stopped taking her medication.

The hearing was told she does not appear to have had further treatment.

Lord Beckett continued her bail meantime.

He told her: “It is a serious case, but I want more information before deciding what to do.”

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