Mother in court for dumping two babies

  1. There have been so many stories of abandoned babies I am glad that finally at least someone is facing court for their actions. This mother dumped her babies because she couldn't bring them up but didn't want terminations so she knew what she was doing. Why didn't she surrender them to authorities for adoption rather than dump them. I think she deserved a harsher sentence.

    Mother in court for dumping two babies in four years 'because of shame of being single mum'

    Last updated at 18:14pm on 13th February 2008

    Bronagh Bond: Dumped two babies because she was ashamed of falling pregnant out of wedlock

    A woman dumped her two babies because she could not bear the family 'shame' of having them out of wedlock, a court heard.

    Bronagh Bond dumped babies Angel and Holly on separate occasions because she couldn't face bringing them up and didn't want terminations.

    Angel and Holly were the subject of major public appeals for their mother when they were discovered in Liverpool in 2003 and 2006 respectively.

    Bond, 27, of Walton ignored both campaigns but later came forward when police discovered a close match between the DNA of her brother and the babies.
    She admitted two charges of child cruelty at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.

    The court heard five-day-old Holly was found dumped near a block of flats in Walton at 7am on Christmas Eve 2003.

    Then four-week-old Angel was discovered at 7.30am on July 29, 2006 on a path in Stanley Park with a dummy, bottle and a handwritten note which apologised for abandoning her.
    Dumped: Bond left Angel in a park with a note apologising for abandoning her

    Abandoned: Holly was dumped on Christmas Eve after her mother's relationship with her father deteriotated

    Prosecutor Michael Jones said police took DNA samples which established they were sisters, but they were unable to find a match for their mother on the database.
    However, Mr Jones said the close match with Bond's brother was discovered in April 2007.

    Mr Jones said Ms Bond had panicked when she had found out she was pregnant with Holly.

    He said: "She felt ashamed. She already had one child out of wedlock and was a single mother.

    "She felt that because she was from a close-knit family, she could not bring shame on them and she did not want a termination."

    The court heard Holly was the daughter of Ms Bond's former partner, while Angel was the product of a holiday romance in Turkey.

    Charlotte Kenny, defending, said Bond had left the children in an area where she believed they would be swiftly found.

    She said her client had a history of "late discovery pregnancies".

    Ms Kenny said she discovered she was carrying Holly as the relationship with the father was breaking down.

    She blanked it out and felt no emotional attachment when the child was born.
    She said when Bond found out she was pregnant with Angel, she dreaded telling her family.

    Ms Kenny said: "She found the prospect of their reaction too much to bear. She felt deep, deep embarrassment and profound shame."

    Judge Henry Globe QC, told Bond: "This is a sad case. That is apparent from the facts. You are essentially a good person.

    "You do not have any previous convictions and I believe you have the capability to look after people well. It is fortunate that neither child has been physically adversely affected. How they might be mentally, only time will tell."

    Bond was given a two-year community order, which comes attached with a two-year supervision order.

    After the case, Detective Sergeant Eddie Cowan, said: "Police and social services have been supporting members of the children's extended family, who were devastated when they found out.

    "The family have done their utmost to help throughout the investigation. Merseyside police is committed to the protection of all children and will use all methods at their disposal to identify those responsible for abandoning their children."
  2. So very sad. Those poor babies. I know in the US mothers can take unwanted children to a hospital, police station, etc., and turn them over with no questions asked, but babies still end up in dumpsters.

    What happened to the days were mothers would put their babies in blankets and leave them on the doorstep of a good home?
  3. Poor babies. She didn't want to get 'terminations' yet she dumped them? Doesn't make sense!
  4. I hope the babies get a new home with loving parents that WANT them.
  5. That is so sad !! There are so many other options.. she should be ashamed for being an idiot !
  6. Sigh. Another idiot who proves that people should have to take some sort of test before they can bear children.
  7. Such a shame. Is there no free clinic where she's from? Do they not have birth control? She's a damn genius.
  8. They should give her a court order to get her tubes tied!
  9. why would anyone want to put a baby in a dumpster!! when you look at those little eyes, how can you face yourself and throw your baby away like common trash? its beyond me!!

    and that is a good question, why not leave it at a doorstep or something? or I don't know, find someone who wants kids and give the babies to them?
  10. Thank you!
  11. "late discovery pregnancies" = denial.

    Is there no safe haven/unwanted baby law in the UK?
  12. now she truly have embarrass her family although she could not bear the family 'shame' of having the babies out of wedlock. the whole world knows about her abandoning her 2 kids. idiot.
  13. Yeah, there's free contraceptives available in the UK at family planning clinics, GPs, loads of birth control available. I guess she was just too lazy to go pick some up and has now birthed 2 children.
    I think she should get some kind of punishment.
  14. so she dumped them because she and the babies father broke up? (just reading that)

    in that case, you have no choice but to be a single mother. but she made it so the kids have no mommy OR daddy. idiot
  15. So awful, how could someone do that to poor babies who cant fend for themselves. This woman needs to be punished for what she has done, its no excuse.