Wallyford couple slept as child wandered streets

Haddington Sheriff Court
Haddington Sheriff Court

A couple found slumped unconscious in their home when they should have been looking after a toddler have appeared in court.

Emma Duffy (27) and Ian Lugton (34) of 59 Wemyss Gardens, Wallyford, were discovered by police officers who had been called out after the youngster had been found wandering the streets in the early hours.

The unnamed boy had opened the front door and let himself out while the pair were out cold in an upstairs bedroom. The three-year-old child was described as being “cold and shaking” after he was found dressed in pyjamas and boots by a passing motorist at 4.50am on February 15.

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