Couple deny neglecting child

A THORNLIEBANK couple are currently standing trial accused of neglecting their three-month-old son who died.

The court heard that Marc Morrison (21) and Ashley McDonald’s (20) flat was filthy and had dirty nappies strewn throughout.

The couple are on trial charged with wilfully neglecting son Anton Morrison between his birthday on October 24, 2010 and February 3 2011 — the date on which he died.

Photographs were taken of the flat and shown to witnesses Dr Karen Wedlock and health visitor Iona Morris at Glasgow’s sheriff court on Monday.

Included in the pictures were ones of bin bags full of rubbish in the kitchen, used nappies lying in the hallway and a stained mattress and cover in a carry cot.

Dr Wedlock testified that she had previously referred baby Anton to hospital for a hernia operation and she continued that the soiled bedding could have infected the baby’s wound.

The couple deny the charges and the trial before sheriff Stuart Reid continues.