A woman who drank heavily during her pregnancy has been cleared of claims that she committed a criminal offence.
Three court of appeal judges rejected a bid on behalf of the woman’s brain-damaged daughter, now aged seven, for criminal damages compensation.
Her daughter was born in June 2007 with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which can cause slow growth, facial abnormalities and intellectual impairment.
She is currently under the care of local authorities who sought compensation on her behalf.
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