Police report sharp rise in child cruelty offences
CHILD cruelty and neglect offences recorded in Scotland rose by more than a quarter in the past year.
Police recorded 818 of these offences in 2018/19, up 28% from the 640 the previous year.
These include cases of parents or carers deliberately neglecting, assaulting or abandoning their child or exposing them to serious harm or unnecessary suffering.
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