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Parents killed toddler by putting methadone in child's cup

Sophie Jones Credit: Lancashire Police

A man from Blackpool has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his two year old daughter.

Sophie Jones died on Tuesday 4 March 2014 after ingesting her parents' methadone which had been left in a child's cup.

Barry Jones Credit: Lancashire Police

Barry Jones, 41, from Blackpool, was found guilty of Sophie's manslaughter following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Michelle King Credit: Lancashire Police

His partner, Michelle King, 29, pleaded guilty to her manslaughter at an earlier hearing.

The cup which contained methadone Credit: Lancashire Police

The pair will be sentenced on December 1st.

Dad guilty of manslaughter after daughter ingests methadone

The father of Sophie Jones, the two-year-old from Blackpool who died after ingesting methadone, has been found guilty of manslaughter.

Barry Jones was also convicted of child neglect.

Sophie Jones died after ingesting methadone Credit: Lancashire Police


Full interview: Lee Clark on dragging Blackpool out of trouble

Lee Clark is the new manager of Blackpool Football Club.

It is a swift return to management after he was sacked by Birmingham City just 10 days ago.

He left them in the Championship's relegation zone, which is exactly where he finds his new club.

So can he do for Blackpool what he could not do for Birmingham, and drag them out of trouble?

He has signed a one-year rolling contract at Bloomfield Road and he's been speaking to our sports correspondent Chris Hall.

Lee Clark: Fans should dream of Premier League return

Lee Clark has been unveiled as the new manager at Blackpool.

He told ITV News that the relationship he will have with the chairman is of 'huge importance'.

He also said Blackpool fans should 'dream of Premier League return'.


Blackpool appoint Lee Clark as their manager

Lee Clark has been appointed as Blackpool's new manager. Credit: Youtube

Blackpool have announced that Lee Clark has been officially appointed as their new manager.

The former Newcastle United, Fulham and Sunderland midfielder, has agreed a one-year rolling deal at Bloomfield Road.

Lee Clark was sacked 10 days ago by his former club Birmingham City.

Appeal for missing man in Blackpool area

John Spencer has been missing from his home in Stoke-on-Trent but could be in the Blackpool area. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information about a missing man who could be in the Blackpool area.

John Spencer has been missing from Hewitt Street, Chell, Stoke-on-Trent, since Saturday October 11.

The 69-year-old is described as 5’6” tall, with a thin build, short grey hair and walks with a limp.

He was last seen wearing black trousers, black leather jacket and having a walking stick.

We don’t believe he has his prescription medication with him and we are concerned for his welfare. Searches are underway to locate him and we would ask that anyone who has seen him, had any contact or know his whereabouts, to get in touch.

– Spokesperson for Staffordshire Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101.

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