Baby P’s mother Tracey Connelly to be released from prison after government challenge rejected

The mother of Baby P – Tracey Connelly – is set to be released from prison following a parole board ruling.

TRACEY CONNELLY, the mother of Baby P – who died following months of horrific abuse – is set to be released from prison after a parole board rejected a UK government challenge against the ruling for her to be freed.

A spokesman said in a statement: “Following the reconsideration application from the Secretary of State, a judge has ruled that the decision made by independent Parole Board members to release was not irrational, as stated in the reconsideration application, and the original decision is upheld.”

Following the announcement, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, who recently stood in for Boris Johnson at the PMQs, branded Connelly’s actions as “pure evil” and called for the parole board to be overhauled.

He tweeted: “Tracey Connelly’s cruelty towards her son, baby Peter, was pure evil.

“The decision to release her demonstrates why the parole board needs a fundamental overhaul – including a ministerial check for the most serious offenders – so that it serves and protects the public.”

The decision now means that Connelly could be freed within weeks.

The UK government were challenging a decision made in March, which deemed Connelly was suitable for release.

She had three previous bids rejected by the Parole Board, which acts independently of the Government.

Following the ruling, Mr Raab challenged the board’s decision and asked them to re-examine it.

Connelly, who was released on licence in 2013 but recalled to prison in 2015 for breaching her parole conditions, was initially jailed in 2009.

At an Old Bailey hearing, it was determined that on August 3, 2007, she had “caused or allowed the death of her 17-month-old son Peter” at their home in Tottenham, north London.


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