A baby was crawling about on the floor near broken glass while a noisy party was taking place in the house.

The incident resulted in 24-year-old Emma Healey, 24, of Inzievar Terrace, Oakley, appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and admitting an offence that took place more than three years ago.

Healey admitted that on March 6, 2020, at her home, she wilfully neglected a child then aged 18 months old, had a party within her home whereby there were a number of persons there unknown to her and the child was present.

She left the child unattended with these people, was unfit to care for a child because of her level of intoxication, allowed the child to reside in uninhabitable conditions where there was insufficient food and hygiene products and where there was broken glass on the floor and the carpet was dirty.

She also failed to ensure the child was adequately nourished with food and water.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said there were 15 to 20 people in the house at the party and there was a lot of “screaming, shouting and loud music”.

“The party was described as a being a ‘free house’,” she added.

A witness said the baby had been “crawling about upstairs where there was broken glass on the floor.”

Police were called to the scene and officers found “multiple bottles of alcohol in the house” said the depute.

Sheriff Lindsay Foulis deferred sentence until May 10.