Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News UK

Baby P's mother still a danger to the public, says Parole Board

Published 29/12/2015

A three-member panel of the Parole Board decided against directing the release of Tracey Connelly (Metropolitan Police/PA)
A three-member panel of the Parole Board decided against directing the release of Tracey Connelly (Metropolitan Police/PA)

The mother of Baby P is still a danger to the public and should not be freed from jail in the new year, Parole Board chiefs have ruled.

Tracey Connelly, 33, was jailed in 2009 and let out on licence in 2013, but she was sent to prison in Cheshire for breaching her parole conditions this year.

At a meeting earlier this month, a three-member panel of the Parole Board decided against directing her release.

A spokesman said: "Under current legislation, Ms Connelly will be eligible for a further review within two years. The date of the next review will be set by the Ministry of Justice."

The spokesman added: "The Parole Board is unable to comment on the specifics of any case due to the Data Protection Act."

Peter Connelly died in north London on August 3 2007 at the hands of his mother, her lover Steven Barker and their lodger Jason Owen.

He suffered more than 50 injuries despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over the final eight months of his life.

A series of reviews identified missed opportunities when officials could have saved the toddler's life if they had acted properly on the warning signs.

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph