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The parents of a 23-month-old toddler who died from a heroin overdose, have been sentenced to ten years in prison, after his mother admitted the charge of causing or allowing the death of her son, while his father pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Paramedics were called to the family home in May last year, after Daniel could not be roused. The youngster was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.
Today the toddler's mother, Emma Bradburn, was jailed for four years whilst Simon Jones, the boy's father, received a six year sentence.
Detective Inspector John Smith, from Wolverhampton Public Protection Unit, said:
The parents of 23-month-old Daniel Jones, who died of a heroin overdose, have today been jailed for ten years for causing their son's death.
The toddler was found collapsed at the house he shared with his parents on Windsor Avenue, Wolverhampton, on May 29 last year.
The parents of a 23-month-old boy who died of a drugs overdose will be sentenced by a High Court judge today.
Emma Bradburn and Simon Jones pleaded guilty last month to causing the death of Daniel Jones at their home in the Penn area of Wolverhampton.
Bradburn, 34, admitted causing or allowing Daniel's death, while Jones, 30, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
A serious case review into the death is being conducted by Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board.