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Mother of murdered Baby P refused parole again

The mother of Baby P will spend another two years at least behind prison bars after officials refused to release her from custody.

Tracey Connelly, 33, was jailed in 2009 for letting her partner and his brother torture her 17-month-old son Peter to death.

Peter, first known as Baby P in a case that shocked the nation, died in north London in August 2007.

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.

Tracey Connelly had hoped to be released before Christmas but Parole Board chiefs ruled that she is still a danger to the public and should not be freed from jail.

The mother of the 17 month-old son was released on licence in 2013 but recalled to jail 18 months later, after being accused of selling indecent images of herself.

In December 2015, the Parole Board refused to release her, but said she was entitled to another review in two years.

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