Woman charged after two boys found severely malnourished at Sydney home

A Sydney woman has been charged after allegedly neglecting her two sons - aged five and seven - until they were severely malnourished.

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NSW Police yesterday arrested the 23-year-old woman at her Fairfield house after earlier finding the severely malnourished boys home alone, a police spokesman said today.

The children were taken to The Children's Hospital at Westmead for treatment and are now in the care of NSW authorities.

The mother has been charged with abandoning or exposing a child under seven to danger or serious injury and two counts of failing to provide for a child.

She was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today.