Saturday, May 23, 2009

Baby Peter

The horrific story of Baby Peter , just 17 months old when he was found dead in a blood-spattered cot in August 2007 having suffered a broken back and fractured ribs has been widely covered by the media and other bloggers. He had more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, doctors and police over eight months. On Friday the mother of Baby Peter, described as an aggressive and manipulative woman, was sentenced at the Old Bailey to 10 years in prison for causing the death of her child. Earlier in the week her boyfriend was sentenced to 12 years in prison for causing Baby P's death and life for raping a two-year-old girl.

Apart from this post linking to the chronology from the official files and the Scots' Reaction to Lamming (the report into child protection services in England ordered after the conclusion of the case) there has been little more I can add to the weeks of extensive coverage.

Article Source The Herald 23 May 2009


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