A MOTHER has been accused in court of wilfully neglecting her children in failing to provide them with a clean hygienic home environment.

The children were said to be in a house full of rotting food, cat faeces, bags full of rubbish, a large quantity of empty wine glasses and drink cans, unwashed dishes, dirty bed linen and the house smelling of urine and damp and full of flies.

The woman, from Annan, in her forties, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty and a trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court was set for June.