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Serious Case Review being held into Alexa-Marie's death

Bedford Borough Council has said a Serious Case Review is being carried out into the murder of four-year-old Alexa-Marie Quinn by her father.

Carl Wheatley has been jailed for 21 years for the "sadistic" murder of his daughter.

Alexa-Marie Quinn’s death at the hands of her father; after he was granted custody of her by the courts has been hugely distressing for everyone involved and we welcome the guilty verdict. Our thoughts remain with her family and all those who knew her during her tragically short life.

We are participating in a Serious Case Review with colleagues from the Hertfordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board to examine every detail of this case and make sure that we learn everything possible from Alexa-Marie’s tragic death. While this review is ongoing it would be inappropriate to speculate on its outcomes. However, once completed, these findings will be published and any learning identified will be used to help shape the way that all agencies work to keep children safe.

– Kevin Crompton, Director of Children’s and Adults Services at Bedford Borough Council

Hertfordshire: Man who beat his four-year-old daughter to death is sentenced to life in prison

Carl Wheatley. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter in Hatfield has been sentenced to life in prison.

Carl Wheatley must serve a minimum term of 21 years.

Alexa-Marie Quinn. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Mr Wheatley subjected his daughter Alexa-Marie Quinn to weeks of abuse.

She died at their home in March 2014.

She had suffered more than 60 injuries and lost two teeth.

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Man to be sentenced for murdering four-year-old daughter

A man found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter in Hatfield is due to be sentenced later.

Carl Wheatley Credit: Hertfordshire Police
Alexa-Marie Quinn Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Carl Wheatley, who is 31 and from Queen Bee Court, subjected Alexa-Marie Quinn to weeks of abuse - she died at their home in March 2014.

She had suffered more than 60 injuries and lost two teeth.

Wheatley is due before St Albans crown Court.

Man found guilty of murdering four-year-old daughter

31-year-old Carl Wheatley Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man has been found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter in Hertfordshire in March last year.

Carl Wheatley, who is 31 and from Hatfield, has been convicted of killing Alexa-Marie Quinn at their home in Queen Bee Court by unanimous verdict at St Albans Crown Court.

4-year-old Alexa-Marie Quinn Credit: Hertfordshire Police

The court heard how Alexa-Marie was assaulted by her father over a number of weeks. She suffered more than 60 injuries to her body and had lost two teeth.

Mr Wheatley is due to be sentenced on Friday.

“This is an extremely tragic case. No child should ever suffer in this way and our thoughts are with Alexa-Marie’s family and those who cared for her. I would like to thank them for their support during this extremely difficult time".

– Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent, Beds/Cambs/Herts crime unit

Pedestrian killed in Hatfield crash

A 56-year-old pedestrian's died after a collision involving a car and a motorbike in Hatfield early today. The crash happened at 1.05am on the A1000, Great North Road, close to French Horn Lane.

The motorcyclist suffered injuries and was taken to hospital but the car driver was unhurt.

This is a very tragic incident and the man’s family are being supported by a specialist family liaison officer.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the events leading up to the collision, or who saw the collision take place, to contact police as soon as possible. Did you see the pedestrian prior to the collision walking in the area? If so we’d like to hear from you.”

– Investigating officer, PC Terry Nesbitt

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Police watchdog called in over woman's death

Madina Landsberg Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Hertfordshire police has confirmed the Independent Police Complaints Commission will carry out a routine investigation into the case of a woman's death in Hatfield.

Madine Landsberg, who was 31, was found dead at a house in Filbert Close on Tuesday evening.

Thirty-three-year-old Dexter Landsberg, who is of no fixed address, has been charged with murder.

Police say the case has been referred as a matter of course to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they'd had contact with the victim before her death.

Two men arrested in connection with death of baby

Scene of the incident Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have arrested two men after a ten-month-old baby boy died in Hatfield in Hertfordshire.

An ambulance was called to a house in The Runway at 10:20pm on Sunday.

The baby was not breathing and was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage where he was later pronounced dead.

A 37-year-old man from Hatfield and a 51-year-old man from St Albans have been arrested in connection with the death.

Police still don't know how four-year-old Alexa-Marie died

Alexa-Marie Quinn. Credit: Hertfordshire Police.

A post mortem examination carried out on a four year-old girl who died last week has failed to find a cause of death.

Further tests will now be carried out on Alexa-Marie Quinn, who was from Hatfield.

Hertfordshire Police said it could take several weeks or even months before the results are known.

Alexa-Marie's father Carl Wheatley, 30, has been charged with her murder.

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