Manslaughter Mum Sentenced

21 July 2014, 18:59 | Updated: 21 July 2014, 19:05

A 19 year old woman from east London who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of her four month old daughter's been banned from looking after young children for two years.

The woman also previously pleaded guilty to two counts of child cruelty in relation to two other children.

She was given an 18 month jail sentence on Monday 21 July 2014 for one count of manslaughter, which has been suspended for two years.

She was given two nine-month jail sentences, suspended for two years, for the two counts of child cruelty.

As these are suspended jail sentences, she hasn't had to go to jail, but will have to if the other conditions of her sentence are not met.

She has also been given two-year supervision and residence orders, a prohibition order preventing her from entering Tower Hamlets, Brent and Westminster, and an order preventing her from supervising children under the age of 11 for two years.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 5.30pm on 4 October 2013 to reports of a baby taken ill at a London hospital.

The baby had been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service from an address in Ackroyd Road in Mile End.

The baby girl was pronounced dead at the hospital at 17:45hrs.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be severe acute malnutrition and dehydration.

The child's death was investigated by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

The woman, then 18, was arrested on 4 October 2013 in connection with the death. She was taken into custody and subsequently charged.