A 28-year-old Keighley woman appeared at Skipton Magistrates’ Court charged with the wilful neglect of a child under the age of 16.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with the wilful assault, ill-treatment, neglect or exposure of the child likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health. She was said to have committed the offence in North Yorkshire between September 1, 2012, and June 15, 2013.

The case was sent to Bradford Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 21.