A woman is to stand trial accused of shaking her baby “to the danger of his life”.
The 27-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have assaulted the 11-month-old at an address in Dundee in 2015.
The child is said to have been taken to Ninewells Hospital, where the woman is alleged to have “culpably and recklessly caused further unnecessary suffering or injury” to the boy.
Prosecutors say she “failed to seek immediate and appropriate medical aid” and didn’t tell 999 call handlers, paramedics who attended her flat or doctors at the hospital what happened to the child.
A third charge alleges that she wilfully neglected the baby and another older child.
She is further alleged to have failed to treat head lice on an older child when repeatedly informed of it by school staff and failed to provide the children with clean and fitting clothing and footwear, or failed to maintain her home in a habitable and hygienic condition.
The woman is also said to have left medication and knives within reach of the children.
A final charge alleges she was in possession of cannabis on November 21 2016.
The woman denied all four charges and was released on bail.