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Baby P: Tracey Connelly set to be released from prison after government challenge rejected

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Baby P was found dead in his cot in 2007 having suffered awful injuries his mother was jailed for allowing his death.

Tracey Connelly, the mother of Baby P, who died after months of abuse will be released from prison after the Parole Board rejected a challenge by the government.

Connelly was jailed in 2009 over the death of her 17-month-old son, Peter, who suffered more than 50 injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken back.

The case sparked outrage as Baby P received 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months.

The Justice Secretary Dominic Raab asked the Parole Board to reconsider their decision to release her

Responding to the ruling, he said her actions were “pure evil” and the choice made by the board demonstrates why it “needs a fundamental overhaul – including a ministerial check for the most serious offenders”.

The decision means the 40-year-old could be freed from prison within weeks.

However, she will be subject to restrictions on her movements, activities, who she contacts and 20 extra licence conditions.

These include living at a specified address, wearing an electronic tag, following a curfew and having to disclose her relationships.

She has also been told she cannot go to certain places to “avoid contact with victims and to protect children”.

In the past seven years, she has been refused parole three times

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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