Teenager broke baby’s legs and ribs in a fit of temper because it would not stop crying

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A TEENAGER who lost his temper when he could not stop a baby from crying, left the child with horrific injuries including seven broken bones.

Jordan Lawton, 18, squeezed the child’s chest, forced its legs together and threw a PlayStation controller at its foot in anger.

Jordan Lawton, 18, left a baby with horrific injuries including seven broken bones
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The child was left with four broken ribs, two broken legs and a broken foot, the Stoke Sentinel reported.

The Stoke-On-Trent Crown court heard the child came to the attention of the authorities after a support worker noticed a mark on its face.

The child was referred to a GP before being seen by a paediatrician.

Lawton, of Hamil Road in Burslem, reportedly accepted responsibility for causing the sickening injuries during police interviews.

Catherine O’Reilly, mitigating, said the defendant – who has no previous convictions – was 16 at the time of the offence and has been left ashamed by his actions.

She said: “He bitterly regrets what he did.”

Judge Paul Glenn told Lawton: “A doctor concluded the injuries were non-accidental.

“I accept your age and immaturity contributed significantly to what occurred and the court has to have regard to your age at the time.”


The Judge also noted Lawton’s anxiety and depression and observed his ‘obvious’ remorse.

He suspected the risk of re-offending was low, noting that Lawson may not have any idea of the scale of damage he had inflicted.

Lawton, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was sentenced to ten months in a young offenders institution.

His sentence was suspended for 18 months with a compulsory rehabilitation activity requirement for 30 days and 200 hours of unpaid work.

Lawson was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court
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