‘Cold father’ harmed daughter, Judge concludes

November 14, 2017 0 comments

family life

A young father twice prevented his baby daughter from breathing, a family court judge has concluded. The case concerned a toddler referred to as ‘L’, who was born in May last year. In September and October, she suffered two alarming episodes during which she stopped breathing and required resuscitation. The local authority suspected the father…

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Runaway mother ‘gave children sedatives’

April 11, 2017 6 comments

family life

A 40 year-old mother who vanished with her two children during court proceedings gave them sedatives, a Judge has explained. Samantha Baldwin had accused the father of sexually abusing their sons, a claim he vehemently denied. Contact was stopped, however, as a matter of routine while the claims were investigated. In February of this year,…

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Girl’s injuries lead to delay in care decision

November 21, 2016 0 comments

family law

The Family Court must know how a six year-old girl received several injuries before a decision is made about her care, a Judge has ruled. Mr Justice Holman said that although the case had been listed for a final hearing he did not believe he was prepared to make a final judgement. He was concerned…

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Abuse findings set aside by the Court of Appeal

May 24, 2016 2 comments

family law

Findings that a 15 year-old and his father had sexually abused friends of the family do not stand up to scrutiny, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The boy, referred to as ‘A’, had been caught stealing sweets and batteries from a shop with three younger children in February last year. Following their arrest, the…

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