Stepfather jailed for breaking baby's bonesBy Becky Barnes
October 26, 2012
A stepfather has been jailed for two years after he broke a baby's legs.
The 28-year-old man, from Bracknell, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court today alongside the baby's 22-year-old mother, from Warfield, who also cannot be named.
The man was convicted on September 14 of causing GBH to and for neglecting the seven-month old child on February 28 last year.
The mother was given a 12-month community order after she was found guilty of child neglect during the pair's six-day trial in September.
Det Con Andy Ward, who led the investigation, said: “This has been a complex investigation and I welcome the sentence given to the two defendants.
“Thames Valley Police worked closely with the CPS, social care, and other partner agencies throughout the investigation. I would also like to thank all the witnesses who gave evidence in this case.
“It is very sad that a baby should be hurt by the people who should have been caring for her, but thankfully she is expected to make a full recovery from the injuries she suffered.”
For more see next week's Bracknell Forest Standard.