A woman who was allegedly unconscious when a fire engulfed a flat which housed a girl has a warrant out for her arrest.

Karen McAslen, 45, is said to have wilfully neglected the nine-year-old in her care at her home in Glasgow’s Gallowgate on April 21, last year.

Court papers state the girl was exposed in a manner which would cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to her health.

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The charge claims that McAslen was unconscious as a result of being intoxicated.

It is stated that she was unable to respond to a fire which had taken effect in the flat while the girl was in the flat.

Allegations say that the girl was placed in danger.

McAslen failed to appear at a hearing today to answer the single charge at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A warrant was granted for her arrest by Sheriff Anthony Deutsch.