Man jailed for manslaughter of child

Today, Friday 21 February, at the Old Bailey, a 43-year old man has been sentenced to ten-years’ imprisonment for the manslaughter of a three-year boy at an address in Lambeth.

The man was found guilty on 24 January 2013, following a trial at the Old Bailey.

On the evening of 11 March, at about 20:40hrs police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in Lambeth where a child had been taken ill.

The three-year-old was taken to St George’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 22:04hrs.

It is believed the child was assaulted sometime during that evening and suffered injuries including a head injury, a number of fractured ribs, a lacerated Liver and internal bleeding.

The man was arrested on suspicion of murder the same day and was interviewed by police.

During his interview he denied assaulting the child and blamed the injuries on a fall or medical staff performing CPR.

A post-mortem found the cause of death to be multiple injuries similar to those seen in falls from substantial heights or a result of a traffic collision; and wholly inconsistent with an accident occurring in domestic circumstances.