The 40-year-old British woman gave her twin sons some money to get themselves some chips and then headed for a bar to start deinking.
After leaving them at around 8pm, she was too busy boozing to go looking for them or to alert the police since "she thought they knew the way home".
Needless to say, the police and court had a less relaxed take on this.
Not exactly mother of the year, that one!
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