Evil mother, 22, and her boyfriend, 32, are jailed for a total of 15 years after they left her 15-month-old daughter with a broken arm and pulled out the little girl’s toenail
- Court heard how pair left youngster with a broken arm and two fractured fingers
- the 15-month old had suffered injuries including a pulled out toenail
- Madison Ricketts-Devereux, 22, and her partner Craig Sayers, 32, subjected the 15-month-old tot to horrific injuries in January 2017
Madison Ricketts-Devereux, 22, of Ledbury, jailed for six years
A couple who subjected a baby girl to horrific injuries, including pulling her toenail off, have been jailed for a total of 15 years.
A cruel couple who left a baby girl with multiple fractures and even pulled out the child’s toenail have been jailed for a total of 15 years.
Evil Madison Ricketts-Devereux, 22, and her partner Craig Sayers, 32, left the 15-month-old tot with a broken arm and fractured fingers after inflicting the injuries in January 2017.
A court heard the pair abused the young girl, the daughter of Ricketts-Devereux, at their home in Ledbury, Herefordshire.
The child’s injuries came to the attention of authorities after she was taken to hospital by her mother because she was unable to raise her arm.
On examination, it was found she had suffered injuries including a pulled out toenail as well as several fractures.
Ricketts-Devereux and Sayers went on trial accused of causing grievous bodily harm and were found guilty following a trial at Hereford Crown Court.
On Wednesday Sayers, of Worcester, was jailed for for nine years while Ricketts-Devereux, of Ledbury,, was caged for six years.
Sentencing, Recorder Martin Jackson said: ‘Madison Ricketts-Devereux, you were the only person with the opportunity to cause the damage to the right arm.
‘Craig Sayers you went into the room and caused injuries to the left arm and toe. This was a vulnerable victim and there was an element of sustained assault.
Craig Sayers, 32, of Worcester, was jailed for for nine years. The pair subjected a 15-month-old tot to horrific injuries in January 2017
‘There are aggravating features as you were on bail at the time for another case of violence. You had breached trust as you had been trusted to settle the child.
‘The nature of the injuries is also an aggravating factor, as was the fact that the injuries were caused at her home.
‘I do not think that your previous good character is a mitigating factor. You were old enough to know better.
‘Madison Ricketts-Devereaux, your immaturity is a mitigating factor, however, you still caused injuries to your child.’
Christopher Millington, defending, said Sayers gone through his early life without offending and had been a man of ‘good character’ until he was 31-years-old.
He added: ‘The shame of this conviction weighs heavily on him.’
Mum-of-two, Ricketts-Devereux, was described as ‘immature, damaged and vulnerable.’
Mr Millington said: ‘She suffered some very serious experiences in her childhood and this brought about some very disturbed behaviour as a young teen.
‘This baby had not suffered any injuries before her relationship with Craig Sayers. What impact did their relationship have upon the mother?’
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