Baby P mother Tracey Connelly 'may soon be freed'

 

The mother of Baby P could be freed from jail within days when her case is considered by the body responsible for deciding whether prisoners can be safely released into the community.

Tracey Connelly was jailed indefinitely with a minimum of five years in May 2009 for causing or allowing her son Peter's death.

Connelly appeared before a Parole Board panel at the end of July when members asked for further reports, which have since been completed and suggest she is no longer a danger to the public, the Daily Mirror has reported.

The Parole Board is currently considering this additional information and a decision is expected this week, sources confirmed.

Baby P died on August 3 2007 with more than 50 injuries, despite being on the at-risk register and receiving 60 visits from social workers, police and health professionals over eight months.

Connelly admitted the offence soon after being charged and served several hundred days on remand.

She is understood to be currently detained at Low Newton jail near Durham.

Her son died at his home in Tottenham, north London, a day after police told Connelly she would not be prosecuted over abuse of the 17-month-old.

Connelly was jailed with her boyfriend Steven Barker and his brother Jason Owen, who were convicted at trial of the same offence.

Barker was jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years for raping a two-year-old girl and given a 12-year term to run concurrently for his "major role" in Peter's death.

Owen was jailed indefinitely with a minimum three-year term but later won an appeal to lower it to a fixed six-year term.

He was freed in August 2011 but was then recalled to prison again in April this year.

PA

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