A mother whose son died after drinking plant food that she used to grow cannabis has escaped an immediate jail sentence. Lauren Booth from Huddersfield was given a 12 month jail sentence suspended for two years.
It’s hard to imagine the appalling pain and suffering this little boy endured before he died. Child neglect is abuse and at its most serious, as in this case, it can result in a fatality. It’s vital that sentences handed down send a strong message that treating children in such a cruel and inhumane way will result in very serious consequences.
– Ruth Gardner, head of strategy and development for neglect at the NSPCC
A mother from Huddersfield, whose son died after drinking toxic plant food used to grow cannabis has, escaped an immediate jail sentence.
A judge told Lauren Booth that her son Aaron's death was horrific - and preventable. But he said jailing her now would only increase the burden on taxpayers. From Bradford Crown Court Chris Kiddey reports.
A mother, whose 2 year old son died after drinking poisonous plant food used for growing cannabis, has been given a suspended jail sentence by a judge at Bradford Crown Court.
Lauren Booth, 23, from Almondbury in Huddersfield had been convicted by a jury of wilfully neglecting her son Aaron. She was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for two years.
Aaron died in hospital eleven days after drinking the liquid.The court had heard how Aaron had not been fed that that day and was probably extremely hungry and thirsty.The toddler may have mistaken the plant food for a fruit drink.
A mother from Huddersfield is being sentenced for poisoning her son with plant food that she used to grow cannabis. Lauren Booth was found guilty of child neglect after her son Aaron died in November 2010.
Police in Doncaster have recovered cannabis from five houses with a street value of £316,000 during a six week operation. The first warrant was carried out on Wednesday, February 29 at a property on Hexthorpe Road. There were 103 cannabis plants recovered with a street value of £31,000.
Two warrants were carried out Monday 5 and Tuesday March 6, at two properties on Stone Close Avenue in Hexthorpe. 258 cannabis plants were found in one property with a street value of £77,000, and 345 plants were found in the second property, with a street value of £104,000.
£90,000 worth of the drug was found at Wharncliffe Street on Friday, March 16.
A fifth warrant was carried out on Thursday, April 5, at a property on Birch Avenue in Skellow.
Cannabis plants with a street value of £14,000 were discovered.