Connect with us

News

Six Year Old Suffered catastrophic injuries resulting In his Death

Published

on

A father has today (Thursday 30 June 2016) been jailed for six years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of his six-year-old son.

Kevin Craig Toye of St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, was sentenced by Mr Justice Spencer at Norwich Crown Court following a 16-day trial.

29-year-old Toye was convicted yesterday by a jury who reached a unanimous verdict.

Sentencing Toye, Mr Justice Spencer described it as a “tragic” case adding: “You must bear responsibility…It is clear that none of the catastrophic injuries which Baylee suffered happened at birth.

“To cause those injuries you need not have shaken Baylee for more than a few seconds. You must have done it in frustration or temper. I have no doubt that you instantly regretted what you’d done.

“Only you know the truth of what happened that night.

“Your culpability, in my opinion, remains high. You destroyed his quality of life. His disability must have been a daily reminder.”

Detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT) charged 29-year-old Toye with manslaughter in September 2015 in connection with the death of Baylee Varley in Ormesby in 2014.

The charge followed an incident which took place in late February 2008 when Baylee was around a month old.

At this time Baylee was taken to hospital suffering from injuries which resulted in severe brain damage and his eventual premature death in March 2014.

Baylee, who suffered brain, retinal and rib injuries, had been in the sole care of his father before being taken to hospital in 2008.

A police investigation carried out at this time was discontinued.

Following his death in 2014 a Home Office post-mortem was carried out giving the cause of death as ‘bronchopneumonia as a consequence of long term complications of head injury’.

In light of his death detectives from the joint-MIT were able to reopen the investigation resulting in the eventual charge of Toye.

Detective Constable Mike Proctor, of the joint MIT, said: “This has been an extremely tragic investigation from the very beginning, an investigation which has spanned several years and resulted in the eventual conviction of a father for the death of his own son.

“Baylee’s early death was sadly inevitable given the extent of the catastrophic injuries he suffered when only a few weeks old. Our intention throughout this investigation has been to give Baylee a voice and to seek appropriate justice for him as today’s sentence reflects.”

Comments

comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share to help find missing teen from York

Published

on

Please share this picture far and wide in hope that we can bring this 13-year-old back home . It only takes one person who shares this to spot her and be that’s difference

North Yorkshire Police is urgently appealing for information to help find a missing 13-year-old girl from York.

Elise Donoghue was last seen leaving her drama class at the York Theatre Royal on St Leonard’s Place just before 8pm on 19 October.

It’s thought Elise is without money or access to a mobile phone, and she is considered vulnerable due to her age.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to locate in York where it is known she has connections in the Fulford and Danesgate areas of the city.

There is also a possibility she headed to York Railway Station and boarded a train heading towards the north-west where she has friends in the Cheshire area. British Transport Police is assisting with enquiries.

Elise is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, blonde hair with a medium build. When she was seen she was wearing a grey hooded -top, black leggings, black Ugg boots and she carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone who knows where Elise is or have seen a girl matching her description, please call North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170187979.

If Elise you are reading this there is help and support available simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home Missing people are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

 

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

News

Police Dog Blue finds missing vulnerable teenager hidden in woodland undergrowth

Published

on

Police Dog Blue and his handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit found a vulnerable teenager on Wednesday (October 18).

Officers were called to an address in Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire at around 10.45pm after concerns were raised about a teenager who had gone missing.

Due to concerns for her welfare, PD Blue and his handler were also called to assist with the search.

German Shepherd Blue was deployed and began searching the local area. Whilst going down a nearby lane, Blue led his handler into an area of woodland and undergrowth.

It was here that the pair found the missing teenager. They were then able to provide immediate care before other officers arrived to take her home.

Inspector Iain Clark, who is the head of the BCH Dog Unit, said: “The officers had numerous places to search and I am glad PD Blue and his handler were able to provide assistance, which saw the teenager safely found within a short period of time.

“I am proud of their work and this is another great example of how the BCH Dog Unit can support other officers around the three counties.”

Comments

comments

Continue Reading

News

Man admitted to racially harassing security guards at Student Halls

Published

on

Police Pay

A man who admitted racially harassing security guards at student halls has been served with a Community Order and a fine.

The 22-year-old from Luton pleaded guilty to two counts of racially aggravated harassment and criminal damage at Luton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday). The sentencing followed an incident in student halls in Luton on 24 September.

Hate Crime Sergeant James Hart said: “This was an unacceptable incident which was extremely distressing for the victims. We won’t tolerate hate crime in our county as everyone has the right to live free from fear or harassment.

“We hope this case will provide reassurance to victims that we take hate crime offences very seriously. Victims should not have to suffer such abuse and should feel comfortable reporting their experiences to the authorities.”

The man was handed a 12-week curfew with electronic tag and must pay £100 compensation to the victims.

Comments

comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement Enter ad code here

Facebook

Trending